Pansy at the Palace
Patricia Reid
I share my love of reading with my two daughters and my granddaughter. One daughter loves romance, the other loves mystery and my granddaughter, twenty-one, reads a variety of books. Reviewing books has introduced me to many authors that are new to me. When I read a book to review and enjoy it I usually try to obtain other books by that author. I work part-time and my main interest is reading. 
By Patricia Reid
Published on 12/5/2012
A wonderful children's book.

Pansy at the Palace

Pansy at the Palace

A Beverly Hills Mystery

Cynthia Bardes

Illustrated by Kim Weissenborn

Octobre Press, 2012

ISBN 978-0-615-69253-1



The day that a little girl named Avery accompanied by her mother walks into the animal shelter in Los Angeles is a new beginning for the little poodle living at the shelter.  Avery took one look and immediately decided to name the poodle Pansy and take Pansy home.  Pansy is overjoyed.  Pansy had watched other animals leave the shelter for new homes and now it is her turn.


Soon Pansy arrived at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills where Avery introduces Pansy to employees and hotel guests.  Pansy loved Avery, her new life and all her new friends.  Life is carefree and fun for Pansy.


 When it is discovered that jewelry is discovered missing, everyone is upset.  Hotel management is fearful that guests will leave if the thief is not discovered.   Pansy proves to be a smart poodle and a good detective when she discovers the thief.


This book is ideal for all young children.  The illustrations bring the story of Pansy to life.   This book is wonderful addition to any child's book collection.