DUM DE DUM DUM... This is the farm. Peaceful. Full of chickens, horse, sheep, and intrigue. Intrigue? Yes - intrigue. Someone has pilfered a peck of perfectly picked purple peppers. Ducktective Web and his partner Bill are hot on the trail of the pepper pincher, but this could be a hard case to quack. Little Boy Blue has an airtight alibi and Jack Horner won't talk. Meanwhile, vegetables are vanishing all over the farm. Through some fast-paced wordplay and quick ducktective work, Web is able to track down the culprit, and seize That Dirty Rat before all the salad-makings are snatched.
Author Biography: Margie Palatini knows her cop shows - and her children's books. She has written numerous picture books, including Moosetache and Mooseltoe, illustrated by Henry Cole, and Zoom Broom and Ding Dong Ding Dong, both illustrated by Howard Find.
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||9.25(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Margie Palatini (www.margiepalatini.com) has written numerous favorite picture books, including this book's hair-raising prequel, MOOSETACHE. Some of her best-known titles are PIGGIE PIE, illustrated by Howard Fine, and BED HEAD, illustrated by Jack E. Davis.
Richard Egielski is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books, including The Web Files, Three French Hens, and The Gingerbread Boy. He lives with his family in New Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are looking for an entertaining book for not only your child, but you as well, look no further. This book, with a take from 'Dragnet', is wittily written. I loved the allusions to the old show plus several Mother Goose rhymes. It is a very enjoyable read.
This is a great book. I love the way it ties in with the folk tales to keep children's attention. It is a great book to use with drama and have it acted out.
Reading the alliterations can be tongue twisting but Web Files is enjoyable to both adults and children. Children love hearing an adult stumbling over the twisters and recognize the nursery rhyme characters. But adults love listening to a good book too. They not only howled over the language but loved the Dragnet reference. This is an wonderful book to read and listen to.
I'm a librarian and stumbled onto this book. I've read it to the 2nd and 3rd grade classes and they LOVED this book. They laughed and loved the pictures and DUM DE DUM refrains. As a read aloud you can be very expressive. Who cares if they never heard of Dragnet? It makes it easier for the reader to get into character.
I really loved this book. It has a lot of hidden meaning for the 30 and over age bracket with its references to Dragnet and Hawaii 5-0. It is better read out loud in your best Dragnet narrator voice!