As a child I was not a fan of books that featured talking animals. I simply thought they were silly!
I still struggle with them now.
But if you enjoy talking animals that can solve mysteries then this is the book for you. Alberto is a guinea pig from Australia. His cousin, Coco is the bumbling Chief of Police in Argentina.
Coco sends Alberto a cryptic coded message for help and Alberto jumps on the first plane to help out.
It's silly and fun with lots of illustrated puzzle clues by Terry Denton. A few Spanish phrases are thrown in (and explained) to keep you on your toes.
Allen & Unwin are planning to publish a second book in June and a third in July.
A perfect little series for the 5-7 year old early reader in your family.