From Mosswood Connections: Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

We recently discovered the superbly entertaining book Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: THE CASE FOR THE MISSING CARROT CAKE By Robin Newman & Illustrated by Deborah Zemke.

When food goes missing on Ed’s farm, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold do what it takes to track down the thieves. In this case, Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake has disappeared. Has it been stolen? Or eaten? Or both? Whodunnit?

Children will quickly be drawn into the mystery as they are challenged to help find the missing carrot cake. The book opens with an introduction to Ed’s Farm: “Over 100 animals live on this farm. Most work. Some horse around. Others steal.” 

The book takes you through the farm community where you meet a variety of characters like Miss Rabbit and Fowler the Owl. Full of jokes and lively illustrations this book is a wonderful beginning chapter book and it is sure to entice reluctant readers.

As an added bonus, at the end of the book, Mollie Katzen’sCarrot Cake recipe is shared. Making carrot cake is a delicious way to celebrate reading a great book!

Today we are sharing the THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE + Carrot Cake Recipe as well as a teacher's guide to help readers enjoy this delicious book.

Read on for the teacher’s guide for THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE on Mosswood Connections.

Connect on Twitter: Author Robin Newman | Publisher Creston Books

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Kid Lit TV Commenter LAM

I love all of the food idioms used in the book. Is there a list somewhere? Thank you.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Robin Newman

Lam, Many thanks for your note. Unfortunately, there isn’t a list.
Best wishes,


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