Solve it with Sherlock Holmes – AD sent for review and giveaway

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes – AD sent for review and giveaway

When you have a reluctant reader you have to look at different ways to get your child to read without them really thinking about it.  Activity books can be great for this and I liked the sound of Solve it with Sherlock Holmes which was recently published through Carlton Books.


Solve it with Sherlock Holmes is written by Gareth Moore and is a 64-page hardback book aimed at children aged 8 years and over.

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes


The book is produced in association with the Sherlock Holmes Museum and I’m hoping it might just inspire my son to read a few of the detective stories in years to come.  In fact, my brother was just as reluctant to read as my son is, but it was the stories of Conan Doyle that finally got him reading books.

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes takes children on an adventure as they step into Victorian London and have to work on their problem-solving skills as they tackle the thirty-eight Sherlock Holmes themed logic and number puzzles throughout the book.

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes

There are different cases to be solved and Holmes and Dr Watson need help to crack the clues. Through a range of puzzles and riddles, children work on their observation skills to become super sleuths.

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes

The puzzles have been great for my nine-year-old son to work through as he’s been reading without really thinking about it and having fun at the same time.  There’s a really good mix of puzzles to be solved and they’ve kept his attention well.  It’s also been ideal that the puzzles aren’t linked, so he can complete as many as he likes, walk away and come back another day to solve some more cases.

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes

My son doesn’t have electronic devices in the car when we’re going out on an adventure so the Solve it with Sherlock Holmes puzzle book has been a great activity for him to complete when we’ve been out and about and I can see it working well if you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained on flights and long car journeys this summer.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review

I’ve teamed up with Carlton Books to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Solve it with Sherlock Holmes worth £8.99.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to Carlton Books, in order that they can arrange delivery.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.

The giveaway will close on 21st July 2019 at midnight.

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Solve it with Sherlock Holmes worth £8.99

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A Mum with a 13 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

94 thoughts on “Solve it with Sherlock Holmes – AD sent for review and giveaway

  1. Which vessel would you like to see inside of and why?
    The Tardis, so l can learn the secrets of time travel and also see how big it is inside

  2. Not a vessel exactly but the Burj Khalifa would be interesting. How does the tallest building in the world stay completely upright?

  3. I would love to see inside a large cruise ship as I have never travelled on one before

  4. Titanic – been fascinated with this BEAUTY for many years – so much more to discover

  5. now I see a vessel as a hollow container and I would like to see inside the ark of the covenant- how exciting would that be to see the original two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.

  6. Like most people here, Titanic would of been very interesting, but i would also like to have a look inside the royal yacht

  7. A trip on the Orient Express would be nice. To see around the famous train, travel on the train and dine in one of it’s carriages would be a wonderful adventure and leave lasting memories to treasure.

  8. Id love to see inside of a submarine because I dont hear about them often and find them intriguing xx

  9. Definitely the Titanic, but I’d love to see it as it was originally built as its a ship that fascinates me

  10. I would be fascinated to see inside a pirate ship, they always puzzle me on tv programmes as to where they all sleep!

  11. I’d love to see inside of the international space station because I will never get a chance, I think it would be absolutely fascinating.

  12. I would like to see the Mary Celeste ship that was found empty in the 1800s. I’d love to see inside to see what it was like and go all Sherlock Holmes to find out what happened.

  13. the malaysian airline that went down – just to see what happened – but i’d get off before it disappeared

  14. Definitely the pyramids I have never been abroad but I would love to go to Egypt I’ve always had a love for Egyptian history

  15. I would love to see inside the International Space Station, the idea of seeing our beautiful planet from above has always fascinated me.

  16. RFA Mounts Bay as my boyfriend is likely to be on that once he qualifies as an officer.

  17. The Mary Rose in her heyday to compare life on board to the broken hull that we now see

  18. The titanic or any other old ships especially pirate ships I’d be interested to see inside

  19. I think Titanic would be fascinating. Even though i have seen programmes about what it looks like now i think it would be amazing to see the barnicles and rust

  20. A blood vessel, if that’s an allowable answer. Fascinated with how the human body works.

  21. Dive down and swim througth the Titanic, because its just the mystery and romance around the tradegy…

  22. It would have to be The Titanic (as it was before it sunk) because from photographs it looked so enchanting.

  23. I’d like to go inside the rocket that went to the moon because I would love to float around in a room with no gravity if that is the correct way to express my desire!

  24. HMS Victory and because I could see where Lord Nelson’s stayed and all the guns on board.

  25. Fiction would have to be the 11th drs tardis I love who. Real would be a submarine as never been in one

  26. A submarine. But only when it’s on land. I don’t think I could deal with it being submerged!

  27. – would really like to see the cockpit of a stealth plane, would help with a story, but….I kind of doubt I’ll be seeing inside one any time soon…

  28. I’d love it they raised the Titanic and put it on display- I know it’s pretty much impossible though.

  29. I would love to see inside of the Mary Rose, as I learned about it at school and it has intrigued me ever since.

  30. I’d like to see inside one of those city size luxury cruise liners as it must be a maze getting around it.

  31. I would love to see inside of the titanic, it is something I have always had a big interest in. This book looks amazing thanks for the chance

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