How to Be a Detective

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How to Be a Detective
Age Range
6+
Release Date
October 09, 2012
ISBN
9780763661427
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Think you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator or a junior Sherlock Holmes? Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Fingerprinting suspects. Dusting for prints they left behind. Combing over the scene of a crime to spot near-invisible clues. Guaranteed to keep sleuths busy and on the case, these lively instructions and hands-on activities cover everything from securing a crime scene and gathering evidence to following footprints, tracking suspects, and interviewing witnesses (and knowing when they are lying!). Among this guide’s special features are:
- An ink pad for taking fingerprints
- A make-your-own periscope kit
- A foldout poster featuring a case to be solved!

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Enjoying this book is elementary my dear reader.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
I have never had so much fun with a kids book before! How To Be A Detective starts off with a letter from the Investigator Extraordinaire himself, Sherlock Holmes and is jammed packed full of cool stuff! A packet with all of the tools a good detective needs is attached, including an ink pad and a kit to make your very own periscope.

In a, "lift the flaps" style, the reader uncovers clues, tips and other helpful information like how to dust for fingerprints, footprints and even lip prints. Learning to read handwriting samples and picking up on body language clues are just a few of the aspects of the crime scene investigation process covered. There's also a dictionary to help the reader understand important detective words like, "alibi", "case" and "forensics".

So, is this really is a great book that provides hours of entertainment and learning opportunities for both child and adult? Why,"It's Elementary my dear Watson."
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