THE CASE OF THE POACHED EGG: A WILCOX & GRISWOLD MYSTERY Written by Robin Newman Illustrated by Deborah Zemke (Creston Books; $15.95, Ages 4-8) You’re eggspecting me to make yolks about this book, right? So here goes! Eggceptionally funny, Robin Newman’s second Wilcox & Griswold mystery called The Case of the Poached Egg, will…
The Empire State Center for the Book is hosting its first Children’s Book Weekend on May 6th & May 7th at Governors Island. It is a twofold celebration in honor of the close of Children’s Book Week and the opening of the 2017 Summer Season on Governors Island.
Authors and illustrators will read and sign their books at the Empire State Center for the Book’s pop-up site, House 4B in Nolan Park. The site had been the former home of an 1855 field officer.
Here’s the schedule of events:
Saturday, May 6
11:30 Elizabeth Upton
12:00 Christopher Browne
1:00 Jackie Azúa Kramer
2:00 Rowboat Watkins
2:30 Sergio Ruzzier
3:00 Jeff Baron
Sunday, May 7
12:00 Melanie Hope Greenberg
1:00 Robin Newman
2:00 Laurie Wallmark
So bring your kids, picnic basket, and blanket, and be prepared to enjoy the literary festivities.
For information on visiting Governors Island, please click here.
Let the reading begin!
Please check out Erik Weibel’s wonderful blog, This Kid Reviews Books, and book, The Adventures of Tomato and Pea (Book 1: A Bad Idea), as well as his terrific review of The Case of the Poached Egg. Thanks, Erik! 🙂
Wilcox and Griswold: The Case of the Poached Egg
Written by Robin Newman
Illustrated by Deborah Zemke
48 pages – ages 6+
Published by Creston Books on April 2, 2017
Synopsis from Publisher- When Penny goes missing from the nest, Wilcox and Griswold are called in to track her down. Was the egg stolen by a rival for The Most Round in the Spring Egg-stravaganza? Was she used in a carrot cake or scrambled by a hungry porker? Or was she held for a hefty corn ransom? Who took Penny and can the detectives find her before trouble hatches?
What I Thought- Newman has written a nice sequel to her original book “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake” (see my review HERE!). This early reader series is more challenging than a picture book and easier than a small novel, making it a great transition book. I like that…
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Please stop by Patricia Tilton’s wonderful blog, Children’s Books Heal, to read a great review of The Case of the Poached Egg.
The Case of the Poached Egg
Robin Newman, Author
Deborah Zemke, Illustrator
Illustrator, Creston Books, Apr. 2, 2017
Suitable for Ages:4-8
Themes: Mystery, Detectives, Thieves, Stolen Egg, Farm Animals
Opening: “Boys and girls, this case is about a poached egg on Ed’s farm. Over 100 animals live on this farm. Most work. Some horse around.. Others steal. That’s where I come in. My name is Detective Wilcox. I’m a policemouse.”
Publisher Synopsis: When Penny goes missing from Henrietta Hen’s nest, Wilcox and Griswold are called in to track her down. Was the egg stolen by a rival for The Most Round in the Spring Egg-stravaganza? Was she used in a carrot cake or scrambled by a hungry porker? Or was she held for a hefty corn ransom? Who took Penny and can the detectives find her before trouble hatches?
Why I like this book:
Fans of Wilcox and Griswold…
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A very big THANK YOU to Darlene Beck-Jacobson for hosting Detective Wilcox on her blog today.
Today I am meeting with Detective Wilcox, #2 Missing Food Investigator on the force at Ed’s Farm, to discuss the latest developments in The Case of the Poached Egg.
DW: At 10:00 am on Tuesday Henrietta Hen reported the disappearance of her egg, Penny.
DBJ: Was it an egg-napping?
DW: It’s too soon to tell.
DBJ: Any suspects?
DW: I can’t comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, but I can tell you we plan on speaking with particular animals of interest.
DBJ: Do you think Penny’s disappearance has something to do with the Speggtacular?
DW: We’re exploring all possible angles.
DBJ: Was fowl play involved?
DW: On a farm with over 100 hungry thieving animals, it’s always a possibility.
DBJ: Are those cheese donuts…
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Please stop by Kathy Temean’s wonderful blog for a chance to win a copy of The Case of the Poached Egg.
Congratulations to Robin Newman her new book THE CASE OF THE POACHED EGG. She has agreed to participate in our book giveaways. All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Check back to discover the winner.
When Penny goes missing from the nest, Wilcox and Griswold are called in to track her down. Was the egg stolen by a rival for The Most Round in the Spring Egg-stravaganza? Was she used in a carrot cake or scrambled by a hungry porker? Or was she held for a hefty corn ransom? Who took Penny…
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Please stop by Margie Myers-Culver’s wonderful blog, Librarian’s Quest, to read a fabulous review of The Case of the Poached Egg. Click here to go to the page.
I’m a tad late to the party in posting about this AMAZING event hosted by KidLit TV, but better late than never.
March is National Reading Awareness Month and to celebrate KidLit TV invited authors and illustrators to read their picture books for their first Live Stream Read Aloud Marathon on Friday, March 3, 2017.
The Read Aloud received over 3,000 views and was featured in Publisher’s Weekly column, In Brief.
Below are a few photographic highlights:
Rocco Stanno and Katya Szewczuk
Cynthia Weill and Orel Protopopescu
Roxie Munro, Barbara McClintock and Elizabeth Upton
Me, Laurie Wallmark and Orel Protopopescu
Roxie Munro and Carol Weston
Me and Rosanne Kurstedt
Katya Szewczuk and Laurie Wallmark
That’s one scary witch!
Erica Rand Silverman and David Weinstone
Orel Protopopescu, Cynthia Weill and Susanna Reich
The Reading Ninjas
Ender, a super adorable Reading Ninja, reading Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep.
(This made my day!)
A GINORMOUS THANK YOU to the amazing Julie Gribble, Erica Rand Silverman, Katya Szewczuk, Rocco Staino, and to everyone at KidLit TV who made this extraordinary celebration of reading so very special. Happy Reading!