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by Doug Cushman

The great detective Seymour Sleuth and his photographer Muggs travel to Borneo to help find the legendary Black Flower of Sumatra, a possible cure for the hiccups.
Download The Mystery of the Monkey's Maze (From the Casebook of Seymour Sleuth) epub
ISBN: 006027719X
ISBN13: 978-0060277192
Category: Children
Subcategory: Animals
Author: Doug Cushman
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (April 8, 1999)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1449 kb
FB2 size: 1662 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 904
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Wanted to capture a piece of my childhood so my niece can experience these wonderful book. I really love this form, it's very interactive, every page has a lot to discover. I would love if anybody had any similar style books? Format-wise.
The first book we read, King Karfu, was excellent. This one was not too far behind and an enjoyable read as well. We especially liked the clues and the comparisons one could make it helping our children work out the mystery on their own. It was an attention grabber. And well put together. Enjoyed the locations as well.
I bought this book to inspire some critical thinking skills in my students. It worked very well. Good book overall.
The Mystery of the Monkey's Maze by Doug Cushman is a delight to read aloud! A great picture book to stop and look at all the pictures, read all the extra notes, and discuss who you think is sending messages to stop the search of the black flower.

I think this would be a great book to help get students actively thinking and making inferences based on the information presented in the book. How fun it would be to create literacy manipulatives (newspapers, the clues, notes, etc) for groups of students to use to help Seymour Sleuth with the case. Each time a new clue is presented or the detective stops to seek out what he knows, have each group do the same. Create journals for the students to take notes in as they find out more. Before finding out the correct character, stop and have the students choose who they believe it is. Have them form answers using evidence presented in the book. Once the book is finished, treat the students for their hard work and read aloud the book again from front to back to enjoy the story.

This book was read in part of my #BookaDay Summer Reading Challenge, you can learn more about this here. Please feel free to subscribe to my blog or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time .....
My daughter and I read this book right after "The Mystery of King Karfu" which features the same detective/photographer team. Both books are presented in a diary scrapbook format, so the illustrations contain photographs, sketches, ticket stubs and all manner of other interesting objects related to the case (as well as varios stains and blotches). This format allows the child to explore the story beyond just the narrative and shows Cushman's mastery of the picture book format. The clues presented are easily used by a young child to solve the mystery and the "red herring" is difficult enough to be challenging without being frustrating. The book also contains a maze for readers to work through as part of the final solution to the adventure, further involving the child in the narrative. My daughter and I hope that Mr. Cushman will write more installments of the Seymour Sleuth series!
A relatively well thought-out and nicely told mystery that the reader can try to solve as they read along too. Unfortunately the illustrations and overall organization of the book are a little weak and kind of off-putting. My three-year-old didn't really enjoy this one as much as I did so I'm taking off a star because she is after all the real audience.