'Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pep, Bets and Buster the dog turn detectives when a mysterious fire destroys a thatched cottage in Mr Hick's garden in their village.

Calling themselves the 'Five Find-Outers and Dog' they set out to solve the mystery and discover the culprit. The final solution, however, surprises the Five Find-Outers almost as much as it surprises Mr Goon the village policeman.'

This book was wonderful.

I have been loving my re reads of Enid Blyton classic this year, so I was excited to read this one. After a few chapters I realised that I have never read this series before. I have no memory of this story or any of the characters. This made reading this book a wonderful experience.

Enid Blyton's book are classics for a reason and this book really showed you why. The characters where amazing. I loved getting to see how they interacted with each other and seeing their individual personalities and strengths becoming important at different stages throughout the story.

The plot of this book was really fun. I love following the kids as they found clues and tried to identify suspects. It was fun to see how they went about their interactions with each suspect and the conclusions they made throughout their investigation.

As usual Enid Blyton's writing was perfect. She captured each character and their personalities with such easy and normality. I loved the dialog between the children and how this dialog changed as the started investigating and communicating with adults.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book. I am so glad that I have found a new Enid Blyton series to devour and I am looking forward to reading more about these wonderful characters and their adventures.

The Find-Outers: The Mystery Of The Burnt Cottage by Enid Blyton is a must have for all young readers.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker