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School Library Journal Review
Gr 2-4In this episodic, easy-to-read chapter book, Emily Eyefinger solves some mysteries, writes a clever poem, and makes a new friend. Thanks to the eye at the end of her left forefinger that lets her see from tricky angles, she discovers who is painting mysterious mustaches on a famous artist's portraits; assists Professor Mousefinder in locating and studying rare Little Desert Running Mice; and helps Dr. Deddybones, an archaeologist, uncover a lost treasure. One or two full-page black-and-white illustrations accompany each chapter. Although this third book in the series is readable and may capture children's interest, the premise is so implausible that many children may have trouble buying into it. Pat Hutchins's Follow That Bus! (Knopf, 1988) and The Mona Lisa Mystery (Greenwillow, 1981; o.p.) are better selections for this age group.April L. Judge, Association for Library Service to Children, ALA, Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Gr. 2-4. A cross between the Cam Jansen and Encyclopedia Brown books, this is the third early chapter book in a series about a young girl who uses the eye on the end of her finger to solve mysteries. Actually, Emily Eyefinger's adventures range from the ordinary (getting even with a classroom bully) to the extraordinary (discovering the booby-trapped treasure room in an upside-down pyramid). Plenty of dialogue, a tongue-in-cheek tone, and black-and-white line drawings all add to the book's perkiness. (Reviewed Feb 15, 1995)0671865358Julie Corsaro
Horn Book Review
Emily Eyefinger quite literally was born with an eye on the end of her finger, and the third book about the spunky young heroine continues her adventures as she solves mysteries and even travels to Egypt and discovers a lost treasure. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, the early chapter book is slight, though it certainly contains an original premise. From HORN BOOK 1994, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.