Children's Book Review: A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman

When food goes missing on Ed's farm, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold do what it takes to track down the thieves. In this case, Miss Rabbit's carrot cake has disappeared. Has it been stolen? Or eaten? Or both? Who dunnit?

Release Date: May 12, 2015
Age Group: Chapter Books
Source: Review copy from publisher
Reviewed By: Kelli & Kaitlyn

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake has the unique distinction of being the very fist chapter book I've read to Kaitlyn.  I was so impressed at how this book captured and held her attention!  We read it through in one sitting (it took over 30 minutes) and she immediately asked to read it again.

The protagonists are two mice who are detectives for a farm.  They investigate missing food.  Isn't that such a cute premise?  Kaitlyn loved the premise and so did I.  The prose was easy for a four year old to follow while still being entertaining for me to read aloud.  There was a lot of witty banter between characters, and some repeating jokes which made the story even more fun.

The illustrations struck the right note: fun yet not too childish like a board book.  They added depth and imagination to the story.

Kaitlyn and I both loved The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake and we highly recommend this book! 

1 comment:

  1. Kelli, Many thanks for the wonderful review. It made my day! Detective Wilcox, Captain Griswold, and I were thrilled to hear Kaitlyn enjoyed the book.


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