“A Mickey Rangel Mystery, Coleccion Mickey Rangel, Detective Privado.” Pinata Books (Arte Publico Press). 38 pp.
Fifth grader and amateur Detective Mickey Rangel is on the case. After being called to the principal’s office, and squirming on her hot seat, he found out there was a mysterious graffiti vandal loose in the school and the principal wanted his help to solve the case. All clues pointed to Bucho, the school’s bully and his worst enemy, but Mickey is sure Bucho is innocent. Using his keen mind, and razor sharp detective skills, Mickey solves the mystery and saves the day for Bucho.
This short 38 page mystery, part of a series aimed for readers 8-11 years old, can be flipped over and read in Spanish. The Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel is well done.