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Bella Bottlenose is the Dolphin who enlists the help of Private Investigator Penguin (P.I. Penguin) to find her missing bottle in P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Missing Bottle. P.I. Penguin goes underwater to question several possible suspects. Who took the Dolphin’s bottle? Why would someone take his bottle? As they search the bottom of the ocean, readers are introduced to a variety of underwater creatures. Will Bella Bottlenose discover the thief and will we have a happy ending? A short glossary of detective words will help children — and adults — learn new investigation terms and understand the meaning of some new words.
This is a rhyming, singing story that’s sure to keep children amused and involved. “Now with a fast and fearless stride, he walked across the restless tide where ocean stretched out far and wide.” Author Bec J. Smith takes readers on an adventure to find the missing bottle. Readers will become detectives, too, as they become involved in the underwater mystery. Readers will be surprised to find out who took the bottle and how it is being used. Bec J. Smith has written an imaginative, amusing story of how two mammals become friends and crack the case of the missing bottle.
Illustrator Adit Galih brings the story to life with cute characters in these beautiful pictures. The cartoon style of illustration makes these adorable characters real and likeable. Bright colours and hues of white and gray help to add depth and a three-dimensional look to the illustrated animals. Rich, coloured backgrounds set the scene in this imaginative tale. If there is a category for best illustrations in a children's picture book, this book would definitely be a contender.