Kid’s Book Review: Agent Zaiba Investigates The Poison Plot

Kid’s Book Review: Agent Zaiba Investigates The Poison Plot

About the Book and Author

Determined to be the world’s greatest detective, Zaiba is always on the lookout for a crime to solve! The Poison Plot is her second mystery. The Agent Zaiba Investigates series written Annabelle Sami and illustrated by Daniella Sosa  is published by Little Tiger Press. Three enthusiastic young readers on the Books Up North Kid’s Review panel are looking forward to reviewing them all. This book has been enjoyed by Phoebe.

Zaiba can’t wait for the school summer fair where she’s going to run a detective trail to help train other potential agents! But when the head teacher is poisoned during the highly competitive cake competition, Zaiba’s own skills are put to the test. With a whole host of suspects and a busy crime scene, Zaiba needs to stay focused if she’s going to get to the bottom of the cake catastrophe…



The Poison Plot cover

Annabelle Sami is a writer and performer who studied English Literature and Drama and undertook an MA in English Literature at Queen Mary University. When she isn’t writing she enjoys playing saxophone in a band with her friends, performing live art and swimming in the sea.

Daniela Sosa is originally from Romania, but she now lives in the UK and is completing a master’s degree in children’s book illustrations at the Cambridge School of Art. She loves to travel, which is where she gets a lot of her inspiration from.

Book Review

I really enjoyed reading it and couldn’t put it down I just wanted to find out what happened next

I really enjoyed the book Agent Zaiba Investigates The Poison Plot because its about investigating and crime. The story is based around a summer fete which doesn’t go as planned and they have to solve the crime to try and win the baking competition. Zabia can’t do it alone, with the help of her friend Poppy and her little brother Ali it makes the investigation more interesting.

If you buy and read this book you won’t regret it, I really enjoyed reading it and couldn’t put it down I just wanted to find out what happened next. The book has an attractive front cover which made me want to read it and then when I read the blurb, I couldn’t wait to start.

It made me feel like I wanted to solve the crime and I shouldn’t give up I should keep trying and see where it leads you.

I would say it’s suitable for 8 to 11 year olds.

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Reviewer Profile

junior reviewer
  • Name: Phoebe
  • Age: 10
  • Likes: swimming, running and arts & crafts
  • Dislikes: pizza and mushrooms
  • Favourite Book: Bella Broomstick by Lou Kuenzler
  • Favourite Song: Play Date by Melanie Martinez