Saturday, January 30, 2016

Detective Gordon: The First Case

Detective Gordon: The First Case
author: Ulf Nilsson
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.79
book published: 2012
rating: 5
read at: 2016/01/30
date added: 2016/01/30
shelves: children-s
Scandinavian crime fiction has never been more charming than it is 'Detective Gordon: The First Case' by Ulf Nilsson. This early reader book left me with a huge smile on my face.

In an icy woods, there is a thief afoot. Someone is stealing nuts from Squirrel, and his only hope is to enlist the help of Detective Gordon, a frog with a penchant for cakes and the sound of paper being stamped with a 'ka-chunk.' The case is difficult and with a lot of standing in the cold, Detective Gordon finds that he needs help. He finds it in young mouse, Buffy. They have a series of adventures that lead to them trying to solve the crime. There are plenty of laughs along the way.

It reminded me a bit of Arnold Lobel's 'Frog and Toad are Friends' in tone and sweetness. The illustrations are plentiful and cute and the whole thing is so gentle and charming that I am so very glad I asked to review it. I highly recommend this for young readers, but it would make a fine read aloud book as well.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC., Gecko Press, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this wonderful ebook.

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