First Mr. Ladybug can't find Mrs. Ladybug. Then a boat disappears. But never fear, Inspector Hopper is here! He's a grasshopper with a feel -- and feelers -- for mysteries. And with the help of his partner, McBugg, the bug-sized super sleuth is sure to crack the cases.
Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib. and Horn Book Fanfare 2001
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Mrs. Ladybug is sitting in her house, eating her lunch, when suddenly, she disappears! Only a blue mess--and her distraught husband--are left behind. Fortunately, Inspector Hopper, private bug, is ready for Mr. Ladybug's call for help. He grabs his cohort McBugg (who hasn't yet had his lunch) to crack the case. When the hungry McBugg finally finds a snack--a blueberry--Inspector Hopper puts two and two together, and finds the blueberry-craving Mrs. Ladybug close by. If only all cases were so easy to solve! Things get trickier when Skeet (the mosquito) loses his boat. ("Here is a picture," said Skeet./ "It looks like a leaf," said McBugg./ "It is a leaf," said Skeet, "but it is a good boat.") And trickier still when there's a new detective on the block. Plenty of repetition, humor, wonderful illustrations, and abundant white space around the large type make this book as easy to read as all good beginning chapter books should be. Doug Cushman's Inspector Hopper is a charming addition to the popular 200-title I Can Read series that began with Else Holmelund Minarik's beloved Little Bear. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin SnelsonAbout the Author:
Doug Cushman is the creator of several I Can Read Books about Aunt Eater, the mystery-solving anteater, as well as two mystery picture books about Seymour Sleuth: The Mystery of King Karfu and The Mystery of the Monkey's Maze.He lives in Redding, California.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. No binding. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-261-13-6165006