Soon to be your favorite sleuth! 13 year old Bella is a big hit with kids.
On a journey to solve 50 mini-mysteries, kids jump into the intrigue and flex brainpower to arrive at their own solutions. Every bit as fun as the stories, kids love to read the solutions with an enclosed decoder mirror!
With the same appeal as “Encyclopedia Brown” books, Bella invites kids into her life experiences to narrow down suspects, to decode secret messages, to investigate the details surrounding a crime, and to think broadly about motives and implications of foul play.
Fun illustrations, fascinating characters (including Bella’s trusty Black Lab, Noche) keep kids engaged. Clever and captivating scenarios cause kids to apply their powers of deduction and comprehension without realizing it! Bella’s Mystery Deck develops proficiency in logical thinking, skills of synthesis & analysis, and concentration.
Some of the puzzles can be solved with clues internal to the story, while others require some knowledge of natural history, science, geography and culture.
Bella’s Mystery Deck
Mini-Mysteries Intriguing to Kids
Assist Bella & her Black Lab, Noche in the solving crimes
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
Speech & Language Delay
"My 8 yr old LOVES to read! She has blown through most of the deck in just three afternoons. She really enjoys finding the clues and solving the mystery. With that said, my 10 yr old has reading comprehension problems. He has difficulty following steps and processing. These short stories are the perfect length to keep him interested and can hold his attention long enough to go back and look for clues. He is enjoying them as well!"
Bella's mystery deck
Posted 6/17/2013 by Mary Ellen Martin
When I purchased it for my granddaughter I did not realize that they consisted of cards. She is 9 and had already played some of the mysteries before I came for vacation. She easily told me how it worked and we played it once during my visit.
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