Frankie Potts and the Bikini Burglar by Juliet Jacka, illus. Phoebe Morris
The second mystery story of a new series about sometime detective and red head, Frankie Potts. The first is reviewed below.
On the day that Frankie meets new boy Mac who says he is from Borneo and once had a pet boa constrictor it is announced in the paper that someone has stolen the teachers pink bikini that she planned on wearing on holiday. Other things pink begin to go missing too.
Frankie is on the job and when she sees the school bully and arch enemy ,Ralph Peter-McGee carrying his newly acquired ginger cat with something pink hanging out of his bag could the mystery be solved. Me thinks not. read the rest and find out.
A well written story for confident readers of age 7-10 years with short chapters and excellent illustrations by Phoebe Morris. Good values plenty of humour and characters that stand out.