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Praise for the Sherlock Sam series:

In this funny and fast paced detective story, Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club take readers to the best places in Tokyo. Curiosity and suspense keep rising in each chapter, as they follow clues to track down the missing animator Mona Sumi. The humor and camaraderie of the children, the robots and the lovable parents are reassuring, and makes you wish you could be part of the group in their next adventure.” —Naomi Kojima, author and illustrator of many Japanese picture books

What’s not to love about a savvy kid with pluck, prepared to step outside humdrum routines to solve mysteries? Young readers everywhere dream of pushing limits in pursuit of adventure, and Sam is all the more appealing for his habit of running rings around grown-up buffoons. In Sherlock Sam, A.J. Low has conceived a series sure to have long-term appeal.” —Dr Ken Spillman, philanthropist and author of the Jake series

If I were a kid again—and that was just last night—I would join Sherlock Sam in his great, adult-dodging, adventure-and-mosquito-ridden investigations! I would hide inside his robot Watson and talk-like-this-and-eat-his-stash-of-Khong-Guan-biscuits-when-he-wasn’t-watching… Come-on-Sherlock-make-me-your-best-friend-already!” —Dr Gwee Li Sui, poet and author of Myth of the Stone

Sherlock Sam continues to captivate its readers. Definitely a middle-grade series that I would unreservedly recommend to teachers, parents, and fellow bibliogeeks. Science!” —Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal, professor at the National Institute of Education and book blogger at GatheringBooks

Sherlock Sam is an approachable, fun and easy read that has everything you could ask for in a mystery story: a robust cast of unique and interesting characters, a chase scene, and just the right level of solvability (that is to say, the reader CAN solve the case before the detective, but it’s not easy!) The bonus materials are great too. Fingers crossed: I’m hoping for a deluxe edition of Sherlock Sam that comes with a Four Square ball, sidewalk chalk, and all the ingredients I need to make Horchata!” —Blake Henry, illustrator of Chronal Engine: A Prehistoric Time-Travel Adventure

Sherlock Sam is a worthy successor to beloved child sleuths like Encyclopedia Brown and Cam Jensen.” —E.C. Myers, author of Fair Coin, Quantum Coin, and The Silence of Six

Watch out, Encyclopedia Brown! With the wit of Sherlock Holmes and grit of Sam Malone, Sherlock Sam is the new kid detective on the scene.” —Daniel Nayeri, author of Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow

A genius kid detective would be good. A genius kid detective with a wise-acre robot sidekick is even better. Add a wicked sense of humor and you’ve one of the sharpest, funniest books you’ll read all year.” —Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes and Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods

A thrilling kid’s detective romp in the grand tradition of Nancy Drew and Famous Five, with a lovable robot and delicious Peranakan food!” —Otto Fong, author of Sir Fong’s Adventures In Science series

A promising adventure series with Super Sleuth Sherlock Sam! His insatiable appetite to sample Singapore’s popular foods and never-give-up attitude to solving mysteries will keep readers glued till the last page.” —Adeline Foo, author of the bestselling series The Diary of Amos Lee

Watson is a delightful creation. He follows a rich line of great robot companions from Star Wars‘ R2D2 to Star Trek’s Data; no detective should leave home without one!” —Sonny Liew, Eisner-nominated author of Malinky Robot and The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

I am looking forward to seeing more of Sherlock. Keep these books coming!” —Daphne Lee, children’s book columnist at The Star

Sherlock Sam and Watson are set to become one of Singapore’s favourite detective duos! Sam’s preoccupation with food struck a familiar chord with the Singaporean in me and Watson’s deadpan one-liners had me laughing out loud. What a fun-filled, food-filled adventure story! This is a delicious read that will certainly warm your heart like a good serving of ayam buah keluak!” —Emily Lim, award-winning author of Prince Bear & Pauper Bear

Hooray for Sherlock Sam! It’s super fun to follow along as the boy genius solves a mystery between delicious meals and robot hijinks. With adorable art and charming characters (and did I mention the delicious food?), Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong is simply full of awesome!” —Evonne Tsang, author of Twisted Journeys #12: Kung Fu Masters, Twisted Journeys #22: Hero City, and My Boyfriend Is a Monster #1: I Love Him to Pieces

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