Monday, April 9, 2018

The Case of the Puzzling Possum

The Case of the Puzzling Possum (High Rise Private Eyes #3) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2001. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Bunny collected buttons. She had a lot of them. Probably a million. "Bunny, you've got probably a million buttons," said Jack every time he visited. "Yes," said Bunny proudly.

Premise/plot: Jack and Bunny have a new case to solve in this early chapter book mystery series. Someone is "borrowing" a trombone. The mystery thief steals the trombone and then returns it--time and time again. Who is the thief? What is his (or her) motive for taking the trombone?

My thoughts: I like Jack and Bunny. In this one, Jack is trying to "prove" how nice he is--or how nice he can be. Unfortunately, being nice on purpose leads to a few messes. Does being extra nice make up for his accidents? Perhaps.

I enjoy this series. Rylant's writing is always enjoyable. 

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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