Detective Blue

Detective Blue
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
July 01, 2011
ISBN
0545172861
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 Little Boy Blue is all grown up, and he's a detective working to find Miss Muffet. Join in the fun as Detective Blue tries to crack the case with the help of his nursery rhyme friends. The fun is never-ending as Detective Blue interrogates grown-up nursery rhyme characters in order to solve the Missing Muffet Mystery. Kids, parents, and teachers can find a list of referenced nursery rhymes and go back into the story to find the characters.

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Mystery, Comedy and Nursery Rhymes
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
Little Boy Blue has left his flocks to become a detective. Miss Muffet is missing and Blue is on the case! As Detective Blue searches for the missing Muffet, he interviews a host of his nursery rhyme friends. Has Muffet been a victim of foul play?

Detective Blue by Steve Metzger is an offbeat detective mystery illustrated in comic book fashion. Tedd Arnolds illustrations display his characteristic scratchy-background style.

Readers will delight in discovering hidden references to nursery rhymes as they follow Blues escapades, and theyll find that Little Miss Muffet is not who she seems. Allusions to nursery rhymes seamlessly interweave into the narrative; if readers blink they may miss something in this unique take on Mother Goose.

Character asides wink-wink at grown-ups, providing an entertaining read for both adult and child. This book may require a second or even third read to recognize the multiple nuances included. A comic twist on the classics.
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