The Eleventh Hour: A Curios Mystery

Bibliographic Information: Base, G. (1997). The eleventh hour: a curious mystery. New York: Puffin Books.

Short annotation: This is the story of Horace the elephant’s eleventh birthday party and the mystery that happened at his birthday party.

The Genre: Mystery, Picture book

Grade level: Third grade to Fourth grade

Readers who will like this book: A few readers who will enjoy reading this book are children who enjoy reading mystery books, and parents who are looking for a bedtime story.

Personal response and rating: I would give this book a 2; The story line was confusing and the mystery was hard to solve. I did enjoy all the details that were put into the images in the book.

Question: What does the word “mystery” mean?


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