Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Meet Detective Wilcox and Captain Griswold, MFIs (Missing Food Investigators). When they get a call from Miss Rabbit across the farm about her missing carrot cake, they jump on the case and solve it before the party.

This book seems aimed at about a second-grade reading level but had tons of puns and police jargon jokes that I’m not sure if kids will think it’s funny or mostly confusing or will go over their heads entirely. But it was a solid story and not one that a kid is likely to solve on their own, though the clues are presented (and I’m pleased to say that I figured it out about halfway through, unlike with certain Encyclopedia Browns I have read before!).

Next Stop: The Trouble With Chickens http://www.doreencronin.com/books.html