Monday, April 4, 2011

The Case of the Missing Mountain by Kim Jones

Did you know that part of Mount St. Helens went missing several years ago?

In The Case of the Missing Mountain by Kim Jones, Rangers Jack and Jen take Future Mystery Rangers on a sleuthing adventure to uncover many mind-blowing clues and facts along the way to discovering the scientific secrets and creative truths involved in the 1980 explosion of Mount St. Helens.  Future Mystery Rangers are even taken on a discovery trip of how the region of Mount St. Helens has developed since its 1980 eruption. 

Jones creatively includes seven primary mysteries to solve followed by an eighth bonus mystery at the end of the book.  Each mystery helps the reader unearth facts about what has happened to Mount St. Helens by using various fun forms of decoding, word searches, mazes, and even experiments and projects that drive home the lessons in a fun way.

Ultimately she guides the reader in understanding how scientific changes to the landscape and environment can happen much faster than scientists used to think, thereby helping the reader understand that believing in the fact that God created the earth as the Bible describes is not such a crazy thing to believe after all.  Scientific proof exists in many documented and studied occurrences - not the least of which is Mount St. Helens.

Finally, in the bonus mystery...well, I'll let you discover that little nugget for yourself!  :o)

My five-year-old son, Official Mystery Ranger Buster, gives this exciting sleuthing adventure a really BIG thumbs up!!!

Honestly, the book is probably geared more for a little bit older age-range of children, as I had to "help" him with a large amount of the sleuthing work.  However, he thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and still retains a vast amount of knowledge about Mount St. Helens that most five-year-olds do not have.  Additionally, some of his favorite activities in the book included decoding, word searches, mazes, and he especially LOVED creating our own volcanoes in the back yard and watching the different ways they exploded!!!

Official Mystery Ranger Buster and I highly recommend The Case of the Missing Mountain!!!

Disclaimer:   I received this book for free as a contest/giveaway prize from the author, Kim Jones via the publisher Master Books.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.


Kim said...

Wow Haelie! Your review is a real "blast" to read! I give it a really BIG thumbs up! You are a very creative writer, with an excellent ability to summarize in a very entertaining way!

I'm very excited to have OFFICIAL Mystery Ranger Buster as part of our team! I can tell he is a very brave and smart Mystery Ranger! If you have any additional pictures of him doing any experiments or activities, I'd love to share them on the Mystery Ranger Fun Zone. If you don't have any pictures, I'd also welcome a couple of drawings of anything to do with the mysteries or activities that Mystery Ranger Buster might like to draw.

Mystery Ranger Buster I'm excited to hear about the volcanoes you built! They sound really cool!

Haelie, thanks again for taking the time to do such a thorough, excellent review of the book! I look forward to hearing more from you and Official Mystery Ranger Buster.

In Christ,

Kim Jones

Haelie said...

Kim, it was my pleasure and honor to read and do this book with my son. I was so excited to win it, and even more excited to review it. :o) Thanks so much for your kind, encouraging words!