Monday, June 4, 2018
Book talk: Detective Gordon is getting on in years but he's still the best detective around. When he discovers a young mouse who steals a single nut out of hunger, he decides that instead of arresting her, he should take her on as an apprentice. A case is calling, but first they must take care of the terribly important business of tea and cakes!
Rave: This book is full of wry humor and witty observations. Detective Gordon has a good heart and shows mercy as he metes out justice to the woodland creatures. There's a lot of cute childhood touches like how particular Gordon is with his stamp. It reminds me of how serious the kids take it when I let them stamp their library books. It's all rounded out with simple but beautiful illustrations.
Every book its reader: I'd give this to early chapter book readers who enjoy animals and mystery. It would also make a great class read aloud.
Topics and trends: early chapter books, mysteries, animals,
Source: school library
The First Case by Ulf Nilsson: buy it or check it out today!