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.