The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake (Wilcox and Griswold Series #1)

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake (Wilcox and Griswold Series #1)


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The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake (Wilcox and Griswold Series #1) by Robin Newman, 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939547170
Publisher: Creston Books
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: Wilcox and Griswold Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 318,513
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Raised in New York and Paris, Robin Newman was a practicing attorney and legal editor, but she now prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. She lives in New York with her husband, son, goldfish, and English cocker spaniel, who happens to have been born on the Fourth of July. Deborah Zemke puts words and pictures together in unexpected and lively ways. The author and illustrator of more than 20 children’s books and a frequent contributor to Ranger Rick magazine, she lives in Columbia, MO.

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The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake (A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. My son does not usually like books but this one just brings out the best in him. He asks to read it every night before bed and sometimes even reads parts of it to us out loud. It has opened his eyes to the whole world of reading, which makes us so happy. The story is spun so well, and he hangs on to every word, waiting to see what will come next. I would highly recommend it to any early reader. It is imaginative and hilarious!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Alex, Ph.D. for Readers' Favorite From the moment I saw the cover of The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake: A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery, I was intrigued. Author Robin Newman and illustrator Deborah Zemke have done a fantastic job at grabbing your attention from the get go. Not only do the first few lines make it quite clear that you and/or your child will get to step into a detective story and wade through the clues right along with the cute animal characters, but the adorable imagery adds so much to the book. The book starts off with a welcome letter from the main character, Detective Wilcox. Then you move into the story and discover more than a mystery to solve. You and your child will discover opportunities that will inspire giggles. "Traffic was light - only a couple of chickens crossing the road," brought a giggle and a smile from my son immediately. Then, following the detective and his captain on their search for clues gives readers a chance to help figure out the mystery of the missing cake.   Newman's story, The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake, isn't missing anything.  It is well-written and keeps young readers entertained through humorous story telling and colorful pictures on page after page, chapter after chapter. There is an added bonus with the compassion Hot Dog expresses for Miss Rabbit and her missing cake. Through Hot Dog, Newman shows how wonderful friends can take care of one another without expecting anything in return - even placing themselves at risk occasionally. To top all of this off, there are really cool pieces in the back of the book such as the evidence file that shares bio information on the author and the illustrator in true detective fashion and a recipe for carrot cake. Loved, loved, loved this entertaining story for young children!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here is the first title in a fresh new series that really takes the cake! A perfect bridge from early readers to beginning chapter books, A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake is jam-packed with funny illustrations and clever word play. Two tough, fedora-sporting mice detectives are called in to investigate the shocking theft of Miss Rabbit’s tempting cream-cheese frosted dessert. After taking copious notes and photographing the crime scene, they skillfully interrogate three feathered, furred and curly-tailed suspects. A crummy and crumby trail of clues are lurking about, but the dedicated MFI’s (Missing Food Investigators) are keenly focused on cold, hard evidence. Will it take a lucky break to solve the theft? Or will high tech hi-jinks save the day? Sprinkled liberally with spot illustrations, the cartoon style illustrations are silly, engaging and integral to the story development. The text is ripe with food puns and rich vocabulary that add to the zany, tasty tale. Young readers will eagerly devour every delicious morsel – er, page- to get to the end of this mystery mouse-terpiece!
Mike1967 More than 1 year ago
Missing Carrot Cake is so cute!! Who wouldn’t love a mystery novel starring mice with hats and food puns galore? There may be such people out there, but I don’t want to know them.  From Miss Rabbit’s call to the station through every twist and turn, I was completely hooked! I’m sure young readers will feel the same way. I can’t wait for the next Wilcox and Griswold mystery! Step aside, Joe Friday. Make way for the MFIs!
readerfromrichardson More than 1 year ago
Young readers will relish solving The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake. They will join two mouse detectives, Wilcox and Griswald, in interrogating humorous animal characters and following telltale clues. Along the way to the solution, there will be lots of clever food referenced puns. The two Missing Food Investigators are entertaining additions to children's literature. I hope that there will be more cases.
NancyBooks More than 1 year ago
This book is very fun and funny! We love the story (especially the ending), the characters, and the delightful, funny details of the world of Wilcox and Griswold. We have read the book multiple times and enjoy it more each time. I smile whenever I think of the police mice grabbing their cheese donuts to head out for another case on Ed's Farm. The book looks great, too, with wonderful pictures.
HPSeeker More than 1 year ago
:Donna Marie here with a little review: <i><b>A WILCOX and GRISWOLD MYSTERY: THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE</b></i>  Honestly, can you ever really get enough of a delectable Detective Mystery? Well, here&rsquo;s one that&rsquo;s sure to whet your appetite! And watch out you dieters! I warn you, if you&rsquo;re hungry, this will make you hungrier! With all the talk of scrumptious carrot cake and cheese donuts, you&rsquo;ll be salivating for sweets, crashing the cupboard and raiding the refrigerator! From the first page to the last this story is jam-packed and jelly-filled with food puns, fun characters and clue-laden ingredients for a tasty &ldquo;easy reader&rdquo; mystery. Detective Wilcox and his boss Captain Griswold are two well-seasoned professionals. As MFIs (Missing Food Investigators), they are on the job, following every crumb of a lead to nab whoever took Miss Rabbit&rsquo;s carrot cake. Was it Fowler the Owl, Porcini the Pig or maybe even Hot Dog? They won&rsquo;t stop &lsquo;til they&rsquo;ve caught the thief in the act. And if you&rsquo;re still wondering who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, I&rsquo;m betting they know! Debut author, Robin Newman found the perfect mix of ingredients and with Deborah Zemke&rsquo;s &ldquo;icing on the cake&rdquo; illustrations, together they&rsquo;ve cooked up one great book in the process!