This is as charming a story for children as stories of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency are for adults. Precious is intelligent and kind, and interested in the people around her. When two new children come to her school, a girl called Teb and her brother Pontsho, she quickly gets to know them.
When her new friends' family cow disappears, Precious, already an aspiring detective, sets to work to find the cow and bring her home.
This is as gentle and kind a story as Precious Ramotswe's adult adventures, and it's told, in both McCall Smith's words and Andoh's voice, in a style reminiscent of the classic English children's stories that enriched my childhood. This is a little treasure.
I bought this book.