Alexander McCall Smith for kids
Did you know May is National Hamburger Month?
I love a good hamburger and I love a good hamburger story!
One of my favorite authors, Alexander McCall Smith writes books for adults and children.
Grownups know him as the author of a series called The Number One Ladies Detective Agency. He has a new book for kids starring the main character in the adult series, Precious Ramotswe. It's called The Great Cake Mystery. Precious Ramotswe, is a young girl solving her first case. Someone has been stealing treats from her friends at school, and suspicion swirls around a boy named Poloko. Encouraged by her father, who has noted Precious’ powers of deduction, the sleuth decides to follow her instincts and prove Poloko innocent. This is a great first book in a surefire new series.
Are you asking yourself, what in the world does this have to do with hamburgers?
Alexander McCall Smith also wrote a great book about the best hamburgers called, The Perfect Hamburger and other Delicious Stories. In three separate stories, children help adults solve problems related to food, first by saving a restaurant from being shut down by serving the perfect hamburger, second by untangling a mess in a spaghetti factory, and finally by selling donuts to raise funds for a stolen car.
Mmmm, I'm getting hungry, might head out for a burger...