Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective by Pamela Butchart and Christine Roussey

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective is an adventurous book bursting full of imagination through every word and image. A true feast for the senses. I have to say I’m loving the releases coming from Bloomsbury this year.

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Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective Snapshot Review

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🤎Hilarious and fun
❤️Adventure – super sleuth
🧡Oodles of imagination
💛Superb illustrations – so much to discover
💚Plenty of play opportunities after reading – be a detective
💙Interesting fonts
💜You’ll want to make a pink hat!

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective Other Reviews

I wasn’t expecting to like this book, Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective. I’d read a couple of reviews on NetGalley and wasn’t sure it would be a book we’d love as the reviews were quite underwhelming.

I knew Floss would be drawn in by the cover with the neon pink – especially the hats! The magnifying glass and torch had excited her from the start as she assumed it would be an adventure. Floss decided it was definitely a 5 star book and I have to say I can’t disagree with her; we thoroughly enjoyed it!


Penelope Snoop reminds me a little of my daughter as they both have vivid, wild imaginations. This book is all about imagination.

Penelope Snoop makes up her own adventure to find her stolen Sidney Smelly Sock Snake – she even has to zoom to the moon and ride on a super transporter (the vacuum). I just loved falling into the magnificently bonkers world of Penelope Snoop. Floss has already started to incorporate ideas from the story into her play.

This would be a perfect book for children with oodles of imagination yet also great for children who need some help with thoughts on how to get stared with ideas.

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective Text

The text font itself is very playful with lots of altering styles. It gave lots of intrigue and wonder as I read them to Floss but certainly made it more challenging for her to read on her own and therefore I’d recommend as a read-aloud rather than a book for emerging readers to read on their own.

The illustrations are very unique and we were both drawn into the elaborate spreads that had so much detail to examine. It’s a fun and friendly style that Christine has and one which I think children would feel they could emulate and make up their own adventures with.

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Must Have Accessories

Having a few little accessories ready after you’ve read this book would be perfect for home or early years and primary settings. It certainly made my daughter want to be an ACE DEECTIVE!

  • Magnifying glass
  • Binoculars
  • Notepad
  • Pen Torch
  • Secret Clues!
  • Badge making items – to show you’re an Ace Detective

Another recent release we’ve loved from Bloomsbury is Thank You for the Little Things. A very different book but equally awesome. You can find my review and little things ideas here.

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