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Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Eleventh Hour - A Curious Mystery

When I buy a book whether in the book store or online I always write my name in it with the date that I bought it. Thus back in 1990 I bought this very clever picture book. I say clever because it shows intelligence and skill by the author, Graeme Base. The Eleventh Hour - A Curious Mystery is a book that appeals to all ages. It's a mystery albeit for children also. I've included a few photos to provoke an interest. But as you can see, I've never broken the seal at the back of the book. That's not to say I haven't peeked! ;-)
Depending on the cleverness of your child, I should say it's for ages 5 or 6 years old on up. Adults will get a chuckle out of it also.

The book is about solving the mystery of who is eating all the cake for the party. Just an adorable book!


  1. What an adorable book!

    Are you keeping warm? It's 12 degrees here this morning and we have too much snow! Blech!

    xoxo, L

  2. I love the illustrations in the book. My youngest grandson might like it. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Hi Connie girl, I'm glad to know I;m not the only big gray haired kid who buys little kid's books. One of the local colleges here in Shreveport has an annual book sale and I always come home with some magical "picture books" that I read, copy images from and later pass on to a REAL kid. Have a happy day, Mollye

  4. that is too funny that you never broke the seal in the back to see the mystery revealed!

  5. G'morn, sweet Connie ~
    I am going to look for that book, I LOVE the graphics. Be great for Tatiana's bday party gift.

    Got 6" of surprise when that white stuff fell yesterday, was to be a sheer dusting?

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. Wow... what beautiful illustrations... this is another addiction of mine... books with fab stories and illustrations...

    x Alex

  7. Now that's a beautiful book! If I saw that in a bookstore I would have to pick it up and leaf through it.

    Can't wait to see the birdhouse. :)

  8. thanks Connie, I have just gone and bought it for the Princess! Rachaelxo


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