In her third adventure, Cookie finds mysteries everywhere – but can she solve them, and save the science show?
Hurray, Cookie’s Nani is coming to stay from Bangladesh! But she doesn’t speak English and Cookie is the only one in the family who doesn’t speak Bengali. Luckily, science-mad Cookie realises that her coding lessons at school might help her crack the language code and help her bond with Nani.
Other mysteries are harder to solve, though – like, why is Jake’s mum acting so weird? Who is the mystery gamer who keeps levelling-up in Cookie’s computer game? And who is the Woodburn Hacker, who keeps posting teachers’ secrets on the school website? Why does it look like it might be Cookie herself?
Can Cookie solve these mysteries, clear her name and save the science show?
Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World is a brilliantly funny and entertaining book for children.
I really enjoyed the character of Cookie and how she narrates the ongoings in her life. There is so much drama that unfolds in the story, her thoughts and reactions are spot on to be relatable for MG readers. Cookie is also very clever, and a brilliant investigator, piecing together the snippets of information she has to solve the mysteries.
Mixed in with the silliness and antics that Cookie and her friends get up to there is a lot of educational information about all sorts of sciency and computery type things. As a parent and librarian, I love that! Sneaky! You don’t even notice that you are learning, it flows so well with the story.
The illustrations work really well, they are comical and break up the pages nicely for children that are put off by a lot of text on a page.
I can see this being a massive hit with the younger students at our school, I will be recommending it to the DOAWK and Tom Gates fans for sure!
As the longest serving female Blue Peter presenter, from 1997 to 2008, Konnie Huq is no stranger to the middle-grade market. She is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and the British Asian Trust. Cookie is inspired by Konnie’s own London Bangladeshi background, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness!