The Sherlock and Me Mystery Series
Ben Franklin Book Award Winner
Ages 5-7 Junior edition
– a read-about-me-to-me version
Welcome to Sherlock And Me, interactive personalized mysteries in which your child:
- is the MAIN CHARACTER
- chooses where to go and how to solve the case
- interacts with the book on so many levels
Multi-award-winning mystery is available in interactive electronic format or paperback.
Give an elementary school child a gift that will last a lifetime:
an excitement for reading!
Guaranteed to delight both you and your child or your money back!
Reading research is clear that the most important factor in learning to read is reading real texts. Jeff Nathan’s “interactive, personalized, choose-your-own-path mystery” series offers a powerful invitation to engage reluctant and struggling readers in the act of reading. I’d recommend this to any elementary teacher of reading.
Curt Dudley-Marling Professor Emeritus Boston College
"Thank you for creating this book. To have Zachary so instantly interested was a shock to me! I loved hearing him laugh at parts, come running out to show me some parts, he is really interested! He took a break after chapter 6. This is surreal. It was always a fight to have him read for 10 minutes! He's got a bunch of Goosebumps books and he's ok with reading them, but nothing like this!"
Krista Devoe, Zachary's mother (Zachary is a 4th grader) Nova Scotia
A book for grades K-6The electronic version is interactive and each child may take a different path, choosing the best way to proceed.
- Solve the mystery
- Interactive Learning
- Hidden-Picture Puzzles
Jeff Nathan has created a funny, interactive mystery book that combines the fun of choosing-your-own-story options and finding hidden objects in pictures with the fun of solving mysteries. If you like stories whose characters have funny names, Jeff’s book will keep you busy choosing, guessing and giggling.
Bruce Lansky creator of “Can You Solve the Mystery?” ™
- Kids love reading about themselves, especially as the hero at their school
- Kids love a story that takes place in a familiar setting with a familiar character
- Kids love the humor in the book
- After deciding where to go and what to do, kids have a vested interest in the ending
- Interactive adventures are also in the illustrations, including hidden-picture-puzzles
The standard edition is for ages 8-12. The junior edition is for ages 5-7 and is a "read-it-to-me" book that has removed some of the deductive reasoning that is less enjoyable for some K-2 youngsters.
About the author:
Jeff Nathan is an award-winning children's author from Boston. He is the creator of the nationally acclaimed CurricuLaughs in Language Arts programming for elementary schools that applies music, performing arts, and heavy doses of HUMOR to attack language arts problem areas at each grade level. His school visit programming was just awarded the coveted Massachusetts STARS recognition for innovation in creative learning. You can see much more about him at the website www.bestUSassemblies.com.
"My 5th grade son LOVED this book. It gives readers a choice within reading. As he made incorrect choices, he wasn't disappointed. Rather, he was very excited to continue figuring out what the right one would be from what he learned. This book has many ingredients to help get kids excited about reading and I recommend it highly."
Rebecca Belleau GR3 Teacher Longley Elementary School Lewiston, ME
"Students were very excited to experience Jeff Nathan's mystery book. They loved reading about themselves, especially as the hero, and the choose-your-own-path aspect got them interested in seeing what would happen..."
Kathleen Marchetti GR5 Teacher Witchcraft Heights Elementary School Salem, MA