Book Review - Logic Lotty: The Fortune Teller's Spoon

I don't know about you, but I was that nerdy kid gobbling up logic puzzle books every chance I got. A love passed on my grandma, I couldn't get enough of them. So imagine my horror when I tried to introduce Matt to Logic puzzles and he looked at me like I was three headed unicorn from another dimension.

Then, along came Logic Lotty: The Fortune Teller's Spoon on LibraryThing's Early Reviewer list and I was lucky enough to get a copy to review*.

About the Book

There are certainly some interesting people in the town of Redville, and one of them is a thief! Lotty Lewis loves to solve problems, and uses a special chart called a logic matrix to organize her clues. Can Lotty and her friend Gavin gather enough information to solve the mystery?
Logic puzzles for children have a myriad of benefits, including increased memory, deductive reasoning skills, and organizational skills. With quirky characters that young readers are bound to love, Logic Lotty is a fun and educational chapter book for children ages 7-10.
— Amazon.com
  • Age Range: 7 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 5
  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9907895-0-5
  • Publisher: Hollingale.com

About the Author

Paige Peterson has been a freelance writer for almost fifteen years, writing venue critiques, press releases, reports for non-profit funding, marketing campaigns, health articles, and more for various companies. The idea for Logic Lotty came to her over a decade ago as a college student, when her simple love of logic puzzles landed her a perfect score on the analytics section of the GRE! She hopes her chapter book series will help create a new generation of logic matrix lovers. Paige has a master’s degree from Westminster College, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the League of Utah Writers. She has four young children.

My Thoughts

I knew I would be pleased with Logic Lotty: The Fortune Teller's Spoon before I finished the first paragraph. The writing was descriptive, made use of alliteration and introduced irony.

I kept reading and realized that it is a FANTASTIC way to introduce logic puzzles to kids who just don't "get" them. 

The pages are full of illustrations, diagrams and step by step details of how to solve a logic puzzle, all woven into the story line.

I haven't put the book in my kiddo's hands yet only because I have a PDF copy that I need to print and bind first. 

I'm really looking forward to the release of subsequent titles in this series.