Mysteries can happen anytime, anywhere, as Inspector Hopper, the great grasshopper private eye, discovers in his second collection of amazing adventures. Hop along with our intrepid investigator and his faithful, ever-hungry sidekick, McBugg, as they find mysteries in every season of the year: a haunted pumpkin in autumn, a missing doctor in winter, a springtime disappearance, and stolen music for a summer show.
Beginning readers will join the fun as these buggy supersleuths leap into action and solve mysteries all year round!
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In addition to the first book about Inspector Hopper, Doug Cushman is the creator of many other wonderful mysteries for children. These include Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery and three more books featuring the great anteater detective, as well as The Mystery of King Karfu, starring the amazing Seymour Sleuth. Mr. Cushman solves his own mysteries in northern California.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3-In this appealing follow-up to Inspector Hopper (HarperCollins, 2000), the grasshopper sleuth and his sidekick, McBugg, investigate four mysteries, one for each season. In autumn, the private eyes help Emma Worm find out why strange noises are coming from a pumpkin. In "A Winter Mystery," Inspector Hopper visits the doctor because of a bad cold, only to discover that the physician has disappeared. A string of clues and some windy spring weather play a part in the next chapter, as the detectives uncover the whereabouts of Mrs. Beetle's missing child. In the final installment, Holly Cricket's sheet music has been stolen, and the investigators interview various winged suspects, finally determining that a wasp has used it to patch a hole in his nest. Cushman uses vibrant colors in his playful full- and partial-page cartoons, and the artwork extends the gentle humor of the text. Each story is just the right length for sharing aloud or independent reading. Colorful, larger-than-life critters appear on every page. A great choice for beginning readers, and a fun selection for units on insects.
Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL
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