The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman

23 Mar

carrotcakeThe Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

By Robin Newman

Illustrated by Deborah Zemke

40 pages – ages 5+

Published by Creston Books  on May 12, 2015

Synopsis- From GoodReads: “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? Who dunnit?

What I Thought- First off, I love the fact that the detectives are mice, and that they are MFI’s (Missing Food Investigators). That is just plain awesomeness there! The story is everything a kid would want – the writing is kid-friendly, there are cute main characters, a mystery to solve, humor, and great illustrations. The mystery keeps the main characters wrapped up in it and guessing. As more and more carrot cake goes missing, more and more suspects are added! The MFI’s have a big problem on their hands! The illustrations are great, with some funny details (the cop-car has a wind-up key on the side of it), and remind me of Roald Dahl’s illustrations. They compliment the story very well. Kids are going to love this one!

WANT TO WIN A COPY?!?

There is a GoodReads giveaway going on right now! CLICK HERE!

I give “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake” five out of five bookworms!fivebooks


WANT TO KNOW MORE?!?

You can download a copy of the teacher’s guide that goes along with THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE – click HERE!

Check out Ms. Newman’s website by clicking HERE!

Check out Ms. Zemke’s site HERE!

49 Responses to “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman”

  1. rnewman504 March 23, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    Reblogged this on Robin Newman Books and commented:
    Five bookworms for The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake!!! Please check out Erik Weibel’s review at thiskidreviewsbooks.com.

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  2. Cathy Ballou Mealey March 23, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Fantabulous review Erik!

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  3. Penny Parker Klostermann March 23, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    Thanks for your review, Erik! I’m looking forward to reading Robin’s book. It sounds fantastically fun!

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  4. Catherine Johnson March 23, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Great review, Erik! That trailer is so cool. Can’t wait to read it.

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  5. rnewman504 March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    Erik, Many thanks for the wonderful review! It made my day!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Genevieve Petrillo March 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    I could help those mice find the cake. I love finding cake. Mostly, I only find crumbs.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  7. Joanna March 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Great review and trailer. Can’t wait to pick this one up.

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  8. jama March 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    My kind of book! I think I may have been an MFI another life . . .

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  9. donnagalanti March 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    This book sounds adorable! Love the MFI aspect.

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  10. writersideup March 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    You certainly know your stuff, Erik! This is one “delicious” book! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. Patricia Tilton March 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Wonderful review and such a cute video. This book will win the hearts of kids. I especially liked Robin’s very thorough curriculum guide. Such great classroom activities! Look forward to reading the book.

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  12. Niamh Clune Plum Tree Books March 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I love the idea of this (mice detectives) and I agree with Patricia, it is a cute video.

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  13. Jilanne Hoffmann March 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    I need an MFI in my house. Cookies, ice cream, candyโ€”it’s always disappearing. Thanks for the great rec, Erik!

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  14. heylookawriterfellow March 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    I knew Robin’s book had to be awesome!

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  15. readingwithrhythm March 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    I’m always on the lookout for a good mystery! And Carrot Cake!!! I’ll be sniffing this one out for sure! Thanks Erik!

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  16. Antonia Gialerakis March 27, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    such fun

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  17. LovableLobo March 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    This one looks super fun! Love the illustrations and trailer!

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  18. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews March 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    Not sure how I missed this review. Nice job. and one point or you.

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks March 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

      Yay! All though you beat me with “A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To School”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews March 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    nice review hope this comment holds up

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  20. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews March 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    Just now found this. Nice review and 1 for you ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  21. Antonia Gialerakis April 10, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    Totally enjoyed this. Great fun!

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  22. ThisKidReviewsBooks May 7, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    Thank you!

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