Swedish Writer and Indonesian Illustrator Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Gitte Spee Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case
Gecko Press 2016 $19.99pb 105pp ISBN 978 1 7765 7065 2
Themes: Detectives/ Funny stories/ Series
Detective Gordon is a toad who thinks best with his eyes closed, often in a prone position – in bed. He returns in this title to try to solve a very complicated case concerning Goings On deep in the forest. There is much wisdom in this short book because not only is Gordon a detective (as well as being a toad) he is a humanist and philosopher – but he never turns his readers off by overdoing it This is a book for newly confident readers who like to think outside the square and would also be fun to read aloud to a class over a couple of hot summer afternoons.
Year 3 up/ Age 7up