Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in The Secret Ingredient (Hardcover)

By Lauren McLaughlin, Debbie Ohi (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780449819166, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/12/2016)
Hardcover, Chinese (7/1/2019)
Library Binding (7/11/2017)
Hardcover (7/12/2016)

List Price: 17.99*
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Not even the smallest clue gets past this preschool private eye!

Just as Mitzi is about to enjoy a nice muffin her Dad made, her friend Max stops her in her tracks! He has a sneaking suspicion that there is something funny about this muffin -- so the two of them set off on an investigation...

Kids and parents will laugh along as Mitzi, Max and their friends test the muffin for dodgy ingredients and come to their conclusion. What did Dad put in the muffin after all? Debbie Ohi's bouncy illustrations bring an extra layer of fun to Lauren McLaughlin's clever text.

About the Author

LAUREN McLAUGHLIN grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts. After college and a brief flirtation with anthropology, she spent ten years as a screenwriter and movie producer before turning her attention to writing novels and picture books. She lives in London with her husband and daughter. Visit her on the Web at

DEBBIE RIDPATH OHI is a writer and illustrator based in Toronto. She began her career as a computer programmer and analyst, but has since focused on writing and illustrating books for young people. She is the illustrator of Michael Ian Black's picture books I'm Bored and Naked! Visit her on the Web at