Lulu and the Dance Detectives #2 – The Pool Party Poisoning

Lulu and the Silver Star Dancers have been invited to perform at a pool party!

Their synchronised swimming routine and sparkly mermaid costumes are all set to make a real splash … but things don’t quite go according to plan. Mouse is terrified of putting her head under. The water is turning a very strange colour. Who is sabotaging the party? And why?

Will the Silver Star Dancers crack this case? And can this birthday party be saved?

If you ever thought detectives can’t be divas, you need to meet Lulu and her fabulous mystery-solving dance troupe! This illustrated chapter book is ideal for dance-mad emerging and confident readers.

Written by Sally Sutton and illustrated by Lily Uivel

$15.99 incl. GST

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The second book in the Lulu and the Dance Detectives series is a story of friendship and facing your fears – and a whole lot of fun!

A fully illustrated chapter book ideal for young readers starting to read independently.


The Sapling ~ This book is aimed at readers aged 6-9 years. It has a large font with wide spacing and some of the text is in bold/italics to emphasise speech and actions. The book also contains lots of illustrations that depict how the characters are feeling, which are a nice touch. The inclusion of a prologue and lots of chapters gives readers the feeling of a more grown-up layout.

Each chapter has the same pool-side illustrations by Lily Uivel to remind you of the storyline and throughout the book there are lots of little pictures to look at too. The larger illustrations cleverly provide additional clues to look out for, to help you work out the crime before you get to the end of the story.

The back of the book has four pages of great facts about synchronised swimming and a two-minute mystery for the reader to try and solve themselves to complete the package!

Meet the Kiwi authorSally Sutton

Find out more about Auckland author Sally Sutton on her author profile.


Additional information

Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 cm
First published



Paperback edition



Page count


Published by

Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin

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