Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase

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9780060266073: Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase

The bumbling Detective Donut and his clever assistant, Mouse, try to find the connection between two crimes--the disappearance of a prominent archaeologist and the theft of a precious statue."

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About the Author:

Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s best-loved and most-respected author–illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volume, The Secret World of Wombats, also illustrated by Bruce. The best selling team have also collaborated on Pete the Sheep, and most recently, Josephine Wants to Dance. Two of Bruce’s previous books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Tails from Grandad’s Attic, were named as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Looking for Crabs was shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council in 1993 and Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase was named an Honour Book by the Children’s Book Council in 1998. Bruce has illustrated forty books to date, including a number that he has co-written with Rosie Smith. Their latest collaboration was Little White Dogs Can’t Jump.



Bruce Whatley and Rosie Smith are the authors of many popular and award-winning books, including Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase and Whatley's Quest. They live with their children, Ben and Ellyn, in Australia.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-4?A wacky whodunit. Detective Donut, a not-too-bright bear, narrates the tale in terse, urgent sentences. The problem is a complicated one, involving a famous archaeologist, a mysterious package shaped like a missing statue, and a masked goose posing as the scientist's assistant. A merry chase results in a solution to the crime. The humorous illustrations fill in all of the details not mentioned in the text. The detective's partner, Mouse, is referred to in the text only once; the pictures, however, show that he plays a far more important role in catching the thief. There are literal jokes and puns galore: when Detective D. arrives at the Professor's house to check things out, "Someone had turned the place upside down." And there, indeed, is a large picture of the detective looking up at the furniture tidily hanging from the ceiling. Funny bits are hidden everywhere; astute readers can find them sooner or later as they puzzle out this droll picture-book story.?Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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