Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake

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Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake
Written by Eoin McLaughlin
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536212679
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Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake

author: Eoin McLaughlin
illustrator: Marc Boutavant

There has been a terrible crime, Bear tells us. Someone has STOLEN a delicious chocolate cake! Bear sets off to find the culprit, questioning characters and compiling clues from A to Z. Among the suspects: a gingerbread man (G) with a bite out of his head, a kite (K) that may be above the law, and an octopus (O) with grabby tentacles. But — hold on — are those crumbs on Bear’s page? Is that frosting on his face? Looks like our narrator is a little unreliable! And it appears our culprit might be the one that Bear wants readers to suspect the least of all. . . . Author Eoin McLaughlin’s sly, cheeky humor takes the alphabet book to inventive new heights, while best-selling illustrator Marc Boutavant’s smart and striking graphic-style art matches the irreverent tone. Young ABC learners and older fans of funny stories will laugh out loud at Bear’s uproarious “investigation” and his anything-but-usual suspects.

Follow Bear from A to Z as he hunts for a cake thief in a hilarious alphabet book crossed with a whodunit.
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1536212679 /  9781536212679
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
2 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
General; Interactive Adventures; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Alphabet;
author’s comments:
Eoin McLaughlin is the author of several picture books. When he is not writing for children, he works as a copywriter for Channel 4 in the U.K. Born in Ireland, Eoin McLaughlin has lived in Amsterdam and New York, and now lives in London with his wife and their baby.
illustrator’s comments:
Marc Boutavant is an award-winning graphic artist, illustrator, and comic-strip creator whose works include the best-selling Around the World with Mouk, now an animated TV series. His picture books include The Great House Hunt and Never Tickle a Tiger, among many others. Born in Bourgogne, France, he now lives in Paris.
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