Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

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We recently discovered the superbly entertaining book Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake By Robin Newman & Illustrated by Deborah Zemke.

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?

“The droll language is complemented with full-color cartoon illustrations that extend the text and add to the laughter. Readers ready for chapter books will solve the crime and then be surprised by the twist at the end. Here’s hoping for more hard-boiled detecting from Wilcox and Griswold!”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

 

Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake is a great read. Children will quickly be drawn into the mystery as they are challenged to help find the missing carrot cake. The book opens with an introduction to Ed’s Farm: “Over 100 animals live on this farm. Most work. Some horse around. Others steal” The book takes you through the farm community where you meet a variety of characters like Miss Rabbit and Fowler the Owl. Full of jokes and lively illustrations this book is a wonderful beginning chapter book and it is sure to entice reluctant readers.

You can watch the book trailer for Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake here:

As an added bonus, at the end of the book Mollie Katzen’s Carrot Cake recipe is shared. Making carrot cake is a delicious way to celebrate reading a great book!

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Robin Newman has provided her readers with a Teachers Guide that includes many great questions and activities to explore and connect with literature. There are a variety of ideas that will encourage children to understand and enjoy reading this book!

Robin Newman author of  Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot CakeFor more information about Robin and her forthcoming books, please visit her at:

Website: www.robinnewmanbooks.com

Twitter: @robinnewmanbook

Facebook: RobinNewmanBooks

 

Deborah Zemke, Illustrator of Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot CakeFor more information about illustrator Deborah Zemke  and her forthcoming books, please visit her at:

Deborah Zemke Illustartor/Writer

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments


  1. It is definitely a fun read for kids learning to read independently. The “puns” and word play are great and the illustrations add a whole other level of fun.

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  2. What a a great interactive book.Thanks for linking to my blog for the Parenting Pin-It Party.

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    1. It’s a pretty funny book. I hope your daughter enjoys it!

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  3. This looks fantastic! What age would you say it’s geared toward specifically? Thanks!

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    1. It depends on the reader, but I would put it at 1st through 4th grade.

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    1. Let us know what she thinks if you decide to check it out. 🙂

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  4. What a great sounding book! I love that they share a recipe at the end. My son just now started reading longer books so this one would be right up his ally.

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    1. I hope that he enjoys it and I highly recommend the carrot cake recipe!

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