C’era una volta in Africa una bambina sveglia, con un cuore grande e un talento un po’ speciale, che sarebbe diventata l’investigatrice più famosa del Botswana, la fondatrice della Ladies’ Detective Agency N. 1. A sette anni, la piccola Precious è già alle prese con un caso di furto, avvenuto proprio tra i banchi di scuola… Una storia che ha i profumi e i colori dell’Africa, e che ci fa scoprire i primi passi dell’amatissima Mma Ramotswe.
- ISBN: 8823500362
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 96
It's OK to be nice. It's OK to smile It's OK to ask questions; you may become a detective! It's OK to be able to tell when adults aren't speaking literally. Don't steal. Honesty is good. Thieves undermine trust. Take care re misjudging others. Avoid false accusations. Connections do not equal proof. Sometimes Leggi tutto
I would happily read Alexander McCall Smith's laundry list, for the delight it would doubtless be...but this is another sweet, funny little story that made me smile as usual. It is a prequel to the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, about Precious Ramotswe as a little girl. It was published first Leggi tutto
The Great Cake Mystery introduces young readers to the lovely setting of Botswana and a precocious young girl named Precious who likes to figure things out. Although she thinks it may be many years before she’ll have a mystery to solve, it turns out that someone in her school is eating people’s snac Leggi tutto
A very sweet (in more ways than one!) book for children, with a moral in the tale. The beginnings of Precious Ramotswe's life as a detective, before she grew up and opened the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency in Botswana. I loved the beautiful illustrations by Iain McIntosh.
There was once a time, best beloved, when the early chapter book section of your local lending library was a veritable wasteland of white characters. Oh, every once in a while you might be able to get your hands on Stories Julian Tells or My Name is Maria Isabel but by and large they were it, man. T Leggi tutto
We loved this fun story of Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe when she was a girl. I liked how she didn’t jump to conclusions and was kind to someone other children were making fun of. The culprits of this theft and Precious’ method of discovery had us laughing out loud. We listened to this Leggi tutto
This narrator does a wonderful job—full of expression and funny different voices. My kids both said they LOVED listening to this story, and I did too. I’m a fan of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, so it was really fun to get to introduce my kids to the same character but as a child. :) Leggi tutto
This book is a young reader mystery, telling the story of Precious Ramotswe's first case. Precious is the star of the adult books, The No. 1 Ladie's Detective Agency. There are so many reasons I think this book is very cool: 1) the illustrations are phenomenal; 2) it is a mystery for young readers; 3 Leggi tutto
A look at Precious Ramotswe, long before she became the famous detective we all know and love. As a seven year old girl, Precious has already started showing signs of the inquisitiveness and curiosity that helps her later in solving cases. She also loves to cook and eat, even at this age. She goes t Leggi tutto
Sawyer (5) loved listening to this book. It took us maybe two 30 minutes reading sessions to finish. There were just enough pictures to keep his interest and the opening story about the time her father met the lion grasped his attention. It also teaches a lesson about not jumping to conclusions, abo Leggi tutto
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