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Anisha, Accidental Detective by Serena Patel

First a kidnapped bridegroom and now a flooded school? Looks like a case for Anisha, Accidental Detective!

Scroll down for four fabulous activity sheets inspired by this laugh-out-loud new series for readers aged 7+.

Anisha, Accidental Detective

Anisha, Accidental Detective

Anisha is all set to be a (reluctant) bridesmaid at Aunty Bindi’s wedding...until a secret ransom note arrives. Bindi’s groom has been kidnapped and will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF! With best friend Milo, mischievous Granny Jas, a runaway lobster, a kitten-loving giant, and some super skills of logic and observation, it’s up to Anisha Mistry to find her uncle, before the big family wedding of the year becomes a big disaster. Discount price not available in France, Italy and Spain due to fixed book price regulations.

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School's Cancelled

School's Cancelled

I've been working sooo hard with Milo and Govi to make our super-erupting volcano for the school science fair. I really thought we might win first prize - a trip to the National Space Centre. But now we're in BIG trouble. One minute we were in the lab practising our science demo, and the next thing we knew, our volcano exploded and flooded the corridors. School had to be cancelled! But did we really get our project so wrong - or is someone else trying to win first prize? Looks like a case for Anisha, Accidental Detective!

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Activity sheets

Do you love science as much as Anisha? Here are four fun experiments to try at home!

Make a volcano

Make a volcano

Have a go at making a volcano at home, using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

How to make gloop

How to make gloop

Here’s an idea for an experiment you could make at home, but first grab an apron as this can get messy!

Make layered liquids

Make layered liquids

Here’s an idea for an experiment you could try at home to find out how liquids separate into layers, and how you can mix them together.

Make your own lava lamp

Make your own lava lamp

Watch as the coloured bubbles rise through the oil and sink back down — like wax in a lava lamp!

Gloop and volcano in action

Serena Patel and her three children demonstrate how to make gloop and make a home volcano.

Serena Patel

About Serena Patel

Serena Patel is a part-time law firm training co-ordinator and mum of two. She was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize in 2017 and was a finalist in the Undiscovered Voices Anthology in 2018. She is also a member of the Golden Egg Academy and SCWBI.