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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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94 thoughts on “Solve it with Sherlock Holmes – AD sent for review and giveaway”
The Orient Express, as it is a train that I wish to travel on one day and I love the old steam trains – they fascinate me!
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
Not a vessel exactly but the Burj Khalifa would be interesting. How does the tallest building in the world stay completely upright?
The missing aeroplane from a few years ago ,to find out what really happend
same with me steam trains love them
The Titanic because it would be so interesting.
I would love to see inside a large cruise ship as I have never travelled on one before
The Mary Rose in Portsmouth because I think it would be fascinating.
My son is obsessed with the Titanic. He would love to see inside it and investigate more
Titanic – been fascinated with this BEAUTY for many years – so much more to discover
a modern submarine always wondered where all the crew spent their free time
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.
id like to see inside a vulcan. it used to fly over the raf base i lived on
The Titanic would be really interesting to see
A big plane – just curious to see how it can stay in the air.
Like most people here, Titanic would of been very interesting, but i would also like to have a look inside the royal yacht
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.
Would like to see a Tall ship, as they are so magnificent under sail.
got to be the titanic – fascinating!
A submarine would be fun to see how they fit in everything that is needed!
A submarine would be really interesting to see inside of.
would like to see the inside of cockpit x
Id love to see inside of a submarine because I dont hear about them often and find them intriguing xx
Definitely the Titanic, but I’d love to see it as it was originally built as its a ship that fascinates me
I would be fascinated to see inside a pirate ship, they always puzzle me on tv programmes as to where they all sleep!
The ISS – always been fascinated by space
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.
the titanic! would be quite fascinating
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.
the malaysian airline that went down – just to see what happened – but i’d get off before it disappeared
I’d like to see the inside of the Titanic xx
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
I would love to see inside the International Space Station, the idea of seeing our beautiful planet from above has always fascinated me.
The Tardis! Because it’s bigger on the inside!
Space Station or Titanic, both wonderful in own way!
I would like to see inside a McClaren F1 or a medieval Tall Ship
RFA Mounts Bay as my boyfriend is likely to be on that once he qualifies as an officer.
The Titanic before the iceberg
The Mary Rose in her heyday to compare life on board to the broken hull that we now see
The Mary Rose would be interesting to see as there’s not much of it left 🙁
Noah’s Ark! That would be just awesome and mind blowing!
I would love to see inside the titanic as it has always fascinated me
The titanic or any other old ships especially pirate ships I’d be interested to see inside
definitely a sunken spanish galleon from when they plundered south America of it’s treasures – can you imagine what we’d find there?!!
I’d love to see inside a submarine- I have no idea how they work!
The tardis! It’s so interesting
A NASA rocket, fly me to the moon !!
submarine, they intrigue me and scare me in equal measures
The Titanic because its such an iconic ship
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
The Starship Enterprise would be very interesting!!
I’d love to see inside the Titanic and see what marine life now lives there
the flying scotsman
Inside a submarine! I can’t imagine what it’s like I’d love to see.
An old Galleon
The super yacht Azzam – biggest yacht in the world
The Titanic, ive always had an interest and would love to have seen it
Submarine, would be interesting.
A blood vessel, if that’s an allowable answer. Fascinated with how the human body works.
The Hogwarts Train (if only possible!)
Dive down and swim througth the Titanic, because its just the mystery and romance around the tradegy…
A space rocket, just because I’m nosy
It would have to be The Titanic (as it was before it sunk) because from photographs it looked so enchanting.
The Titanic because I think it is so interesting!
Same as lots of others here, would love to have a look around the Titanic.
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!
The Titanic. It must have been spectacular
HMS Victory and because I could see where Lord Nelson’s stayed and all the guns on board.
I’d like to see inside of a submarine as I think they’re quite fascinating.
Fiction would have to be the 11th drs tardis I love who. Real would be a submarine as never been in one
Titanic it would be very interesting
The Mary Rose when it was sailing the seas!!
not so much a vessell but id love to have a peek inside the planet Jupiter
Space Station or Titanic because they’re amazing!
t has to be a tall ship they are so elegant
A submarine. But only when it’s on land. I don’t think I could deal with it being submerged!
– 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…
i’d love to see the inside of the space shuttle
The titanic as it absolutely fascinates me
I’d love it they raised the Titanic and put it on display- I know it’s pretty much impossible though.
Love to experience the Orient Express
The Orient Express – been fascinated since reading the Agatha Christie book 🙂
the marie celeste to find out what happened
The titanic to see just how they moved such a massive ship and all its inner workings.
A cruise ship as have always wanted to go on a cruise!
I’d like to see inside somebody’s private jet, or a space shuttle.
It would have to be the Titanic. It’s just synonymous with luxury and there is all the mystique around it.
I would love to see inside of the Mary Rose, as I learned about it at school and it has intrigued me ever since.
I’d like to see inside one of those city size luxury cruise liners as it must be a maze getting around it.
The Tardis! It must be an incredible experience
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
The Tardis, same as others such a fascinating place, travelling in time