The Case of the Desperate Duck (High-Rise Private Eyes Series #8)
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The Case of the Desperate Duck (High-Rise Private Eyes Series #8)

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by Cynthia Rylant, G. Brian Karas
     
 

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Mabel's Tea Room is missing a box of fancy sugar cubes! But who would steal sugar? And why? Thank goodness the High-Rise Private Eyes, Jack Jones and Bunny Brown, are on the case!

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Mabel's Tea Room is missing a box of fancy sugar cubes! But who would steal sugar? And why? Thank goodness the High-Rise Private Eyes, Jack Jones and Bunny Brown, are on the case!

Editorial Reviews

The Horn Book
“Cracking jokes and cracking cases, Jack and Bunny continue to sweeten the experience of reading.”
Children's Literature
Why would anyone steal sugar cubes from Mabel's tearoom? First, you need to meet the high-rise detectives, Bunny and Jack. Bunny is the brains and she lives on the twenty-second floor of their building; Jack is her foil and he is afraid of heights and not too bright. After discovering that she is out of popsicles, Bunny decides that she and Jack should go and have tea at Mabel's. Sadly, Mabel discovers that all the sugar cubes are gone. Bunny and Jack swing into action to solve this crime. They follow two ferrets out of the tearoom to the shop next door. Clever Bunny figures out who took the sugar cubes and why. They recover enough to help Mabel get through tea with her mother, and the criminal makes restitution for his crime. Some of the puns will probably go over the heads of younger readers, but the parents and caregivers reading the books in this series will have just as much fun as the young listeners. The story is amusing, the illustrations are full of humor, there is suspense, there is a clear lesson, and it all goes down quite easily. An excellent choice for any early reader program. Part of the "High-Rise Private Eyes" series. 2005, Greenwillow/HarperCollins, Ages 6 to 8.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In case number 008 in the series, detectives Bunny Brown (a rabbit) and Jack Jones (a raccoon) are having high tea when a scream from the serving counter alerts them that the proprietor of Mabel's Tea Room (a duck) is missing her extra box of sugar cubes. Bunny whips out her notepad and begins the investigation. With a somewhat sophisticated sense of humor, Rylant once again produces a vocabulary-building story that is well illustrated with Karas's colorful acrylic, gouache, and pencil art. The pictures contribute to the humor of the setting and reinforce the personalities of the characters. Overall, this is an excellent recommendation for emergent as well as confident readers.-Laurel L. Iakovakis, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060534530
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
I Can Read Book 2 Series, #8
Edition description:
Reprinted Edition
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
536,758
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.

Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

G. Brian Karas has written and illustrated several award-winning children's books, including On Earth and Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. The picture books he has illustrated include Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book written by Cari Best. Mr. Karas lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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The Case of the Desperate Duck (High-Rise Private Eyes Series #8) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!