Friday, May 16, 2014

Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew Blog Tour Book Review

Josh is just an ordinary kid who does ordinary things with his friends and siblings. When he accidently gets super powers he is not sure what is happening. He also at least at first does not have much control over them either. His brother Jake concocts a training exercise to help him and friends.

As the story unfolds, his super powers come in handy as he leads four other kids through the training and subsequently a adventure to re-obtain stolen items from his baby sister, Mom, and neighbors. The thief is not at all who one would think as a thief.

Josh does learn to work together with his team and that all of them have something to offer and that super powers are not always useful or needed. The book winds up with the creation of the "gumshoe news crew" who will no doubt have more adventures and crime seeking explorations in subsequent books.

This is a humorous first chapter book in a series aimed at 6-12 year olds, although I think it is more suited for 8-12. I found myself chuckling at a few things and I know kids will too.
The book was a fairly easy read so the youngest of new readers will not have much difficulty. The older reader will love the humor throughout and should be able to read the book with ease.  My family loved this book.  We would all give it


  1. Thank you so much for your review! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Melissa

  2. Thanks for your great review of Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew and I'm so glad that your family enjoyed the book. :-)

  3. Thank you so much for your 'super' review! I made my kids into the fictional characters and you brought my son JOSH a big smile! He's my middle twin who is still coming into his strengths and when I was writing this story (with lots of input from him and his siblings) he asked me if I could try to write it as funny as I could. So glad it made you chuckle! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Melissa