This charming mystery series in the Read & Bloom line continues, and is the perfect pathway to chapter books like Cam Jansen or Fancy Nancy, Super Sleuth.
The Read & Bloom line offers high interest, character driven stories for newly independent readers that feature full-color illustrations throughout and will transition kids from leveled readers to a lifetime of reading.
In this adventure, Monty the chipmunk's cupcake is stolen, and he thinks Sal the groundhog took it. If Wallace and Grace want to prove that Sal is the cupcake thief, they will need to look for clues and talk to witnesses. But what happens when the clues lead them to a cupcake thief they never expected?
Heather Alexander is the author the early-chapter book series, The Amazing Stardust Friends, and the middle-grade novel, Picture Perfect #1: Bending Over Backwards. The former editorial director of Parachute Press, Heather has edited over 100 children's fiction series, including the best-selling Goosebumps and the early-chapter mystery series, The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. Heather lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with her husband and two daughters. www.heatheralexanderbooks.com
Laura Zarrin spent her childhood in the St. Louis area exploring creeks, woods, and attic closets, with plenty of tree climbing and digging for artifacts in the backyard all in preparation for her future career as an archeologist. She never became one because she realized she's much happier drawing. Laura lives in Silicon Valley in California with her very logical husband and teen sons, and their illogical dog, Cody.
“This cupcake mystery should make readers hungry for Wallace and Grace's newest case . . . . With a little humor and its resourceful boy and girl owl friends, this provides a comfortable experience for newly independent readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The illustrations are colorful and engaging, and there is a good balance between words and illustrations so new readers will be encouraged . . . Fans of Rebecca Elliott's "Owl Diaries" will flock to this adorable new series.” —School Library Journal
“Zarrin's cozy color artwork and Alexander's chirpy narrative energize a story that highlights the rewards of mutual respect, collaboration, and friendship.” —Publishers Weekly on WALLACE AND GRACE TAKE THE CASE