Joe Joe Nut & Biscuit Bill Review and Giveaway CLOSED

The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill: Case #1 the Great Pie Catastrophe By Renee Hand

Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill, are the two best detectives in Acorn Valley. They are in charge of solving the case of Miss Cluck’s Missing Blueberry Pie. Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill must solve the case and find out who took the pie before the 42nd annual pie baking contest. Can they do it in time? Follow Joe-Joe and Bill as they learn more about their 4 suspects, Phineas Frog, Wiley Q. Duck, Belinda Bear, and Ramona Raccoon.

My Thoughts

When I first opened up this book I was nervous because there are not many pictures and the ones that are in the book are black and white. I thought “Well this will not hold my daughters attention for long.” Boy was I wrong! This is one of the few chapter books that has kept my daughters attention all the way through the book. She is still young and many times I have to put books down and try again later. She was enjoying the book so much that she did not want it to end!

For me as well as my daughter this is one of our favorite childrens books. I love the characters names as well as the story line. My daughter was learning about animals without even realizing it. Each page has a boarder of animal tracks that shows you what the tracks of the animal being investigated would look like. I think that is the cleverest idea I have seen in awhile. As we were reading my daughter kept asking me about each track and we had fun matching them to the animals in the story.

After reading Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill my daughter dug her magnifying glass out of her toy box and headed outside to solve a mystery. It was super cute!

At the end of the book there are some animal facts about each animal. I love that Renee Hand not only wrote a wonderful story but she paired it with education. I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone. I just cannot express how much I love this book!

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**This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Don McCauley and Mom Relations for leading me to Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill. Also, thank you to Renee Hand writing and supplying such a wonderful book for the review and giveaway.

**I do not handle the mailing out of giveaway items and I am not responsible for any mishaps that might happen to such items.


  1. The Crypto-Capers Series says:

    Thank you so much for the great review of book 1 in the Joe-Joe Nut Series, The Great Pie Catastrophe. A give away is being offered, and I would love to sign the book to one of your wonderful readers. On my website at, I have a page dedicated for Joe-Joe where parents and children can look at a video of some of the pictures in the book as well as to be able to print out coloring pages for their children to color. The book is brand new and will be in stores soon as well as available on-line through Amazon and other places, but for now readers can purchase the books through my website where I can personalize them, making them a special gift. Thank you so much for everything, and I hope everyone will enjoy the Joe-Joe Nut Series.

    Award-Winning Author
    Renee Hand

  2. I learned there are coloring pages to go along with the book. The book sounds wonderful and coloring pages will help keep the younger kids focused while a parent is reading it to them.

  3. This book would be for my son and the new one on the way. Reading is such a very important part in every child's life and can't start them to young.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I like that this is a mystery. My Son loves Mysteries!
    Melissa Jo

  11. Anonymous says:

    This book would be for my son!
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  15. bridgetmsw says:

    I like the books are fun and educational.

  16. Linda Kish says:

    I would enjoy book 2 because I have hiked Red Rock Canyon.

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  17. the author has been writing for over twenty years and has been a published author for five years with five works published.

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  18. I like that readers will learn about animal tracks.

    mearley1979 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. No need to enter me, as I already have a copy of the book. I just wanted to share your sentiments that we loved this book.

    Good luck to all who enter.


  20. I loved that it explains different animal tracks. they are fun to look for on our hikes

  21. sntbosch says:

    I like the fact that the readers will be learning about animal tracks.

  22. This book would be for my son.

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  23. Linda Kish says:

    The reader will be reading and learning about various skills that will supplement what children will be learning about in school. In book 1 your child will begin to learn about deduction and reasoning as well as about animal tracks and some of the animals who make them.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  25. Anonymous says:

    This is the first book in a series of three.

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  26. sibabe64 says:

    I learned there are coloring pages to go along with the book

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  27. sibabe64 says:

    the book would be for my nephew
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  30. Oh, cool. I found out that I have read one of Renee's book for review already. Neat. I've read
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  31. Well first I would read the book. Then I'd let my daughter and nieces and nephews read it.

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  35. lighthousegal says:

    I really like the nature adventure component of this book. My oldest daugther has a sensory processing disorder that makes reading a not pleasurable experience for her. But she loves to go on nature adventures with her Popaw, so this would really capture her interest!

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