A charming, tongue-in-cheek picture book about a mole who exchanges his chef's apron for a detective's trench coat and sets out to solve his first case
Oscar is a whiz in the kitchen, but he's always dreamed of being a detective. When a squirrel is reported missing, Oscar hopes this will be his big break. Since he's read so many mysteries and has a nose for details, he knows exactly how to lead an investigation. But the clues pile up and he's nowhere closer to solving the case. Will he be able to track down the missing squirrel?
Readers will delight in page after page of imaginative scenes from Oscar's world--each is packed with hidden clues, making this an interactive game for readers. One spread features Oscar's underground tunnel home and restaurant, another is the corkboard where Oscar pins up his clues, and yet another is a huge tree populated with birdhouses--each with an address.
Perfect to introduce children to the detective genre, tropes, and lingo.
Author: Camilla Pintonato
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.60h x 7.40w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
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