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Junior Book Club: July 2013

We pick the best new children's books this month


Posted: 1 July 2013
by Fiona McKim


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Murilla Gorilla Jungle Detective by Jennifer Lloyd and Jacqui Lee, Simply Read, £6.99

In the time-honoured tradition of doddering literary detectives, Murilla doesn’t do things by the book. She keeps her badge in the bathtub, her backpack in the fridge, and when a case urgently needs solving… she goes back to sleep.

Still, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Jacqui Lee’s sweetly illustrated simian sleuth, all rosy cheeks ands chic trench, as she goes off in search of a banana muffin thief. This slightly wordier picture book would be perfect for early readers, boasting a compelling mystery at its heart and, as you might expect, a suitably cheeky sense of humour.

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