Monday, October 24, 2011

Detective Boy Blue by Steve Metzger - ESSENTIAL

Metzger, Steve Detective Boy Blue, illustrated by Tedd Arnold.  Orchard (Scholastic), 2011.  $17.  PICTURE BOOK.  Little Boy Blue has become Detective Blue as he solves mysteries and collars bad boys all over his city.  When Miss Muffet goes missing, Blue is on the case in a flash.  While kids may enjoy this picture book just for its wackiness, if you make sure they know the nursery rhymes first, they will enjoy it even more.  Dozens of classics are referenced in Tedd Arnold’s bright illustrations, too.  What a great pairing.  EL – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher.

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