Thursday, September 11, 2014


Maggie Mae Detective Extraordinaire

The Case of the Missing Cookies



What do whistles, crumbs, strands of hair and grandpa’s chair have to do with this detective story?  You’ll just have to open this book and ruffle the pages a bit to find out!  Maggie Mae is hard at work.  She’s got the tools and the know how to track down a thief. No one gets in her way.  She is relentless.

This is a delightful story about a little girl who puts her detective talents to work.  Her Grandma has a problem that needs immediate attention.  Maggie Mae is there on the job to help. Grandpa, well, not so much.

I think young children will love the story of Grandparents, cookies, a brother, and a dog, along with a story of mystery solving.  These pages illustrated by Jack Foster, who by the way never disappoints with his larger than life illustrations, is a fun and entertaining read for young boys and girls.  

Margo Dill, author of Finding My Place, has now written Maggie Mae Detective Extraordinaire, The Case of the Missing Cookies, a delightful detective story to engage children in the track down of a thief.  The story moves along. It’s fun, entertaining, and sure to hold a child’s attention. I give it five whole bag of yummy cookies.


Loved the story, and so will kids!

Purchase Book Here




About Margo L. Dill

Me with short hair!


Margo L. Dill is the author of the young adult novel Caught Between Two Curses (March 18, 2014 from Rocking Horse Publishing) and the middle-grade historical fiction novel, Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg (October 2012, White Mane Kids).  She also has a picture book accepted by High Hill Press.


If you are looking for information on Margo’s editing business, Editor 911, please go here: http://www.margodill.com/Editor911.html OR e-mail her at margo (at) margodill.com with Editor 911 in the subject line.
Besides writing books, she is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher, living in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has appeared in publications such as Grit, Pockets, Missouri Life, By Line Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, True Love, On the Line, Fun for Kidz, and The News-Gazette. She is a columnist, instructor, and contributing editor for WOW! Women On Writing. She writes weekly book reviews for The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL).  She is also the memoir and children’s/YA novel editor for High Hill Press.
She is a former elementary classroom teacher, writing teacher, and TITLE I teacher, who believes in using books to teach children reading, writing, social studies, science, health, and math. She believes books can start conversations that children otherwise might not want to have.
She is happy to come speak to your writing group, do a workshop for teachers on writing or reading, work with children and teens to improve their writing skills and creativity, or do a program for your community group. She absolutely LOVES going to schools and visiting with children and teens. For more information on her workshops, please click on the tab on this blog that says, “Speaking and Teaching,” or contact her at margo(at)margodill.com.

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, Author of children’s literature

10 comments:

  1. Such a lovely review! Thank you!!!

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  2. Hi Susan, this is a great review of a really cute book. Wishing Margo Dill much success with this sweet story. I reviewed it, too. thanks much, Penny (www.penelopeannecole.com)

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    1. Penny thanks for your everlasting support.. Your comments are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Terrific review! Margo and Jack created a wonderful children's book. Best wishes for their continued success!

    Best,
    Donna

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    1. Hi Donna, I was over to your blog today. We booth had the same idea. Like you said, "great minds think alike." lol. Thank you so much for your support

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  4. As always Susan, your reviewing skills tell it exactly how it is and whet one's appetite for this wonderful sounding book.

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    1. Hello Liam, thank you for your kind words and never ending support. Margo has written some great fun for kids

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  5. Thank you so much for the wonderful review Susan! God bless

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    1. Hello Jack Foster, master of fun pics for kids. Thanks for stopping by. I have seen many, and love all of your book illustrations

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