Thursday, December 22, 2011

Detective Blue

Detective Blueby Steve Metzger
illustrated by Tedd Arnold
New York : Orchard Books, 2011
unpaged picture book

Little Boy Blue of nursery rhyme fame has decided to move on from tending the cows and sheep while blowing his horn. He is now a detective! Some of his more routine duties include preventing the dish from running away with the spoon and stopping Mary's lamb from going to school with her. Things get a little hectic when there is a real mystery to solve - Little Miss Muffet is missing! A lovely assortment of nursery rhyme characters show up along the way to help in Detective Blue's investigation. I think you will be surprised to find out Miss Muffet's true identity at the end of this comic-book-style picture book! Tedd Arnold's unique illustrations are a perfect match for this fun and quirky story.

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