Book Review: Kate on the Case: The Headline Hoax

Title: Kate on the Case: The Headline Hoax

Written and illustrated by: Hannah Peck

Published by: Piccadilly Press

Kate on the Case: The Headline Hoax is a fun, fast-paced adventure with lots of exciting twists and turns to keep the reader turning the pages. Hannah Peck definitely has a great understanding of her 7 – 11 year old readership and her brilliant illustrations compliment the text perfectly.

In this third mystery in the series, Kate is thrilled when she receives an invitation to work as a reporter at the local newspaper alongside her hero, Catherine Rodriguez, for her birthday. But then she discovers, Penny Press the proof reader, distraught as she has checked the copy of The Lookout Post newspaper over sixteen times before it went to press and somehow it still contains spelling errors and nonsense headlines. She insists they were not there when she checked it.

Kate and her trusty mouse sidekick, Rupert, have forty-eight hours to discover who the saboteur is before the owner, Figgy FitzHarris, shuts The Lookout Post down for good. Readers can help solve the mystery alongside our two amateur detectives, Kate and Rupert by unravelling the clues and eliminating the red herrings.

A great book to get those brains ticking. Ideal for all KS2 bookshelves.

This book was previously reviewed on Netgalley and Goodreads.

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