Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives.
There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and—even more exciting—that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi.
One day, Teb and Pontsho’s family’s cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.
A missing cow, a pet meerkat, and Precious Ramotswe: thrown together in a light-hearted mystery set in Botswana. Precious’ delightful nature and intelligence at solving mysteries make this a great read or read-aloud. My first graders give it two thumbs up! – Lauren Kimlinger
This book tells an interesting story, one that will intrigue any young reader. As if that weren’t enough, at the end of the book there are questions for discussion and lessons on geography and on the customs of Botswana. A teacher could glean weeks of subject matter to use in classroom projects and discussions. – M. B. ORourke
Excellent children’s book! Full of “morality” points and other life’s lessons. Fun and exciting read and the little questions throughout and at the end allows unique teaching and instructional opportunities. My grandson and I both enjoyed the Mystery of Meerkat Hill! – Bessie H. Sharpe