Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781681190105, 80pp.
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
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 charming series, kids will be treated to simple whodunit mysteries as an utterly delightful owl duo put their heads together. 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?
About the Author
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.
Praise For Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper…
"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
"Read & Bloom will be wildly popular. And I am very happy to see some new friendship books come along with the end of the Elephant and Piggie books." - Teri Lesesne, Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University
"Funny and appealing, the Read & Bloom books will charm readers." - Linda M. Pavonetti, Ed.D., professor of Reading and Language Arts at Oakland University