Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Davey the Detective by Emlyn Chand ~ Review & 3 eBook Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Davey the Detective tour powered by Innovative Online Book Tours. Below you will find a blurb from the book, author bio, great links, links to purchase Davey the Detective, as well as Emlyn's other Bird Brain books and my review.


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.

BIO:  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 EmlynChand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

                                                   ONLINE LINKS:                                                    
·         Website & Blog:  www.emlynchand.com
·         Facebook:  www.facebook.com/emlynchand
·         Twitter:  www.twitter.com/emlynchand
·         Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/emlynchand


Check out Emlyn's other books in her Bird Brain series.


My Review: 4 stars

This is the third book in the Bird Brain series by Emlyn that I have had the privilege of reviewing. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite book in the Bird Brain Series by Emlyn. I've come to look forward to a moving message in Emlyn's books. With Davey the Detective there is still a message to be learned, I just didn't feel it to be as moving as in the other Bird Brain books. Regardless, I still feel like this is a wonderful book for all to read.

In this feathery tale Davey has happened up a shiny treasure, a paperclip. He flies back in a hurry to hide his treasure before anyone can take it from him. That night Davey has many wonderful dreams about all the great things he can do with his new treasure. When morning comes he wakes to find his shiny treasure is missing! As a young hatching Davey read the pages of Sherlock Holmes that laid upon layers in his nest, and thinks he knows just what to do. With the help of his friend Sarah, a sparrow, Davey takes flight to find who has taken his treasure. Their first clue leads them to Mr. Whitetail who Sarah quickly starts accusing of stealing Davey's treasure. He assures them he does not have it and while he does not think Mr. Bushtail would have stolen it, advises them to question him. After speaking with Mr. Bushtail Davey is convinced his is the thief. Davey and Sarah devise a plan to sneak into Mr. Bustail's tree house during the night. Unfortunately, Sarah doesn't know how to be quiet and awakens Mr. Bushtail in a fright - sending his acorns everywhere. Davey & Sarah fly away in a hurry - back in Davey's nest. Will they ever be able to find Davey's shiny treasure? Or are they on a hopeless search?

Giveaway: 3 E-books




  1. Thank you for the wonderful review of Davey. Yes, it seems to be the least favorite of the series although it (tied with Courtney) is my personal favorite. I just love making homages to classic literature!

  2. I have Courtney but we've yet to read it. I will make sure we get to it before the weekend is over! :) Can't wait to read and review Tommy and Vicky. I love how you incorporate real life situations into the books for children to learn. Keep up the good work!! :)