april 13, 2021
"The linear narrative moves the intrigue along through conversations between Nora and Bea while her detective dexterity brings her closer to resolution. Piecing together the evidence will be obvious to some, but the fun will be in watching Bea perform in her chosen vocation. Readers will be eager to see more of this spunky, confident, daring character."
"Yes, she wears dark glasses and slinks around—one of Fliess’s (Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket) “Super Spy Rules” is “Be Quiet. (No Flip-Flops!)”—but like any classic detective, she also observes, deduces, follows leads, and evaluates suspects. Mills’s (Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen) animation-styled illustrations, however, should pull in readers with their comic drama and jaunty spoofiness. And what school kid hasn’t suspected that the teachers are having too much fun behind closed doors?" —Publishers Weekly
Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies 1: The Missing Hamster
by Sue Fliess
illustrated by Beth Mills
ISBN-10 : 164595028X
ISBN-13 : 978-1645950288
Launch of Pixel+Ink's first picture book series about a little girl who solves neighborhood and school mysteries using old-fashioned spying.
Beatrice is smart, independent, and naturally curious about the world. She looks, she listens, and she loves solving things. She has her own set of spy rules. (Be as quiet as possible - no flip flops!) Beatrice has solved some mysteries at home, but is looking for a bigger mission. So when Beatrice learns that the classroom hamster has gone missing, our little spy is on the case with her pen and notebook and super spy hunches.