Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Random Things Tours - Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories


TITLE: Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories
AUTHOR: Kara Mugleston
PUBLISHER: Self Published
PUBLISHING DATE: January 27, 2021
PAGES: 143
SOURCE: Physical ARC


Hopscotch isn't your average detective. First, he's a rescue dog. Second, he only has three legs. When his new, twin owners, Drew and Camilla, help their friend find his missing bike— and memories— Hopscotch tags along. The answer to their mystery will help the local police solve another investigation. But the answer also makes them primetargets for a criminal who'll stop at nothing to escape. Hopscotch must catch the culprit, find the memories, and keep the twins safe. Otherwise, he risks being homeless . . . again.

MY THOUGHTS: Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories is a cute MG novel sure to delight both children and adults alike.  Hopscotch is owned by two twins and their father.  The mother of the home passed away about a year ago and the family is striving to reach some sort of "normal" which isn't easy because their father is a police officer and always on the go.

Drew and Camilla's schoolmate enlists them to help him find his lost bike as well as learn why he doesn't remember what happened to him the day it disappeared.  The twins are eager to help but little do they know that their investigation may very well overlap with a convenience store burglary their father wants them to stay far away from.

This book is just so darn cute.  It's told from Hopscotch's POV and he really touched my heart.  He was rescued by the family when his original boy got sick and he loves showing everyone what he is capable of, despite only having three legs.  Drew and Camilla clearly love this pooch and take him everywhere, even the library.

Not only does this book have a cute mystery kids are sure to love, but it also promotes rescue animals and addresses grief, friendship and bullying.  What more could you ask for?  Make sure you grab a copy for the young ones in your life, or even for yourself if you just want to remain young at heart!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kara is an author, a mother (of two precious girls), an animal lover, and a world traveler. She love all things German, every pet in the world, and fuzzy socks. 

Her middle grade mystery, Hopscotch and the Case of the Missing Memories, debuts January 27, 2021


  1. Thanks so much for the blog tour support xx

  2. OMGGG, Hopscotch! The cuteness of this -- and that it tackles grief and rescue animals <3 What a lovely book!

  3. I love stories told from a dog's POV and this sounds like it has a lot to offer😁