Monday, January 21, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway - Davey the Detective by Emlyn Chand

Welcome to my stop on Emlyn Chand's Virtual Book Tour for Davey the Detective.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for Emlyn to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.


Davey the Detective
A Bird Brain Book
by Emlyn Chand

Illustrations by Sarah Shaw

Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Release Date:   June 21, 2012    eBook
                          December 24, 2012   Paperback/Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-622531-19-6

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Book Description:

Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. It even has a fantastic name: “paperclip.” Wow!

One dark and dreary day, Davey’s treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief. Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft. Inspired by the torn pages of a Sherlock Holmes story that were used to fashion his nest, Davey calls on the help of Sarah the sparrow to investigate the mystery and, hopefully, retrieve his prize.

Together the two birds begin to collect clues. Their trail leads them straight to Mr. Bushtail, a greedy squirrel who keeps a giant store of objects in a hollowed-out tree trunk. When Mr. Bushtail refuses to cooperate, the two birds have no choice but to break into his tree house in search of the truth.

Justice will prevail and treasure will be found in this intriguing tale of mystery.



Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!


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My Review 

Filled with cute illustrations, Davey the Detective, teaches children that finding a true friend is more important than finding treasure.  Using the example of "Sherlock Holmes", Ms. Chand's main character, Davey, a crow, becomes determined to locate find his missing treasure (a shiny paperclip).  It's only through the help of Sarah, his version of "Dr. Watson", that Davey comes to realize that true treasure depends on one's ability to be a friend.

Written for the 5-7 age crowd, I was easily entertained by both Ms. Chand's voice and by the illustrations drawn by Sarah Shaw, which helped to bring the story to life.  A fine addition to the "Bird Brain" series of children's books, I can easily recommend this as appropriate for any child in need of either a night time story or an afternoon read.  Available in both print and ebook, I would highly recommend whatever medium you have available in order to both enjoy the book and see the illustrations in all their color.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Gold Crowns and a Recommended Read 


FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Remaining Tour Schedule

1/21 Review Thrice the mischief,3times the love
1/21 Review It's About Time Mamaw
1/21 Review Queen of All She Reads
1/22 Review Jenn's Review Blog
1/25 Review Yours and Mine ARE Ours
1/25 Review Rude Mom

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Maria. I'm so glad you enjoyed Davey's adventure--wahoo! Thank you for joining me on my IO tour, and if you have a moment to cross-post this review to Amazon and GoodReads, I'd really appreciate it. My big goal for 2013 is to get the Bird Brain Books on more parents' radars!

    Em <3