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DETECTIVE SMALL AND THE AMAZING BANANA CAPER by Wong Herbert Yee

DETECTIVE SMALL AND THE AMAZING BANANA CAPER

by Wong Herbert Yee, illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee

Age Range: 6 - 8

Pub Date: April 23rd, 2007
ISBN: 0-618-47285-1
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

The creator of Fireman Small offers an equally diminutive gumshoe on the trail of a slippery thief. When every banana in town disappears overnight, baffled police turn to determined Detective Small—depicted in Yee’s cartoon illustrations as a brown-skinned, serious-looking lad in the requisite fedora and trench coat—to solve the case. Bunches of clues and a chase scene later, Small has made the collar—or has he? A loose end leads to further investigation, and one final clue in the shop of ice-cream entrepreneur Folsom Fox. Featuring plenty of visual jokes (including a cameo from the Man in the Yellow Hat) and a narrative written in sprightly verse, the caper is sure to peel right off the shelf. (Picture book. 6-8)