I suppose it’s not really much of a surprise that I requested this one on account of the fact that it features a fox. The Vanishing Baseball Cap by Misti Kenison is a decent and short story about a young boy who loses is baseball cap at a museum and the two Detectives, Fox and Goat, set out to find it. An introduction to mysteries and deductive tactics, I definitely think this is a book that will work well for young children.
I personally didn’t love the story. It was pretty simple, following a fairly typical pattern for a lot of children’s books. I can see where it is beneficial and I definitely appreciated the piece of it that supported developing critical thinking and reasoning skills for young kids. Of all the things I liked about the book, it was this that I liked the most.
Overall, the artwork is engaging and well-done, but nothing ever really stands out about the work as a whole. The character of Daniel is barely there, which I think takes away a little bit from the whole thing. All in all, this was a cute story that I would definitely consider getting but not one that I really see myself exceedingly impressed with.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.