Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake

By Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrated by Marc Boutavant

A graphic, bright, imaginative alphabet book, with a smart and laugh-out-loud whodunit twist.

This was meant to be a simple alphabet book but something has happened. Something horrible. The most terrible crime! The world’s most completely delicious, tongue-jinglingly, chocolaty cake has been … STOLEN! As Bear travels from A to Z, visiting all sorts of characters, objects and extraordinary places along the way, can YOU help him search for the culprit? But, wait! Are those crumbs on Bear’s page? And are those Bear-shaped pawprints next to the empty cake stand? It seems our narrator might not be as reliable as we first thought...

  • An alternative, irreverent and funny alphabet book.
  • A witty exploration of the letters of the alphabet – with each turn of the page the letters transform into lively characters, ideas and, ultimately, a compelling mystery to solve.
  • Readers are sure to feel inspired to invent their own imaginative whodunit after reading this entertaining alphabet book!

About the author

Eoin McLaughlin is a picture book writer whose books include The Hug, illustrated by Polly Dunbar, and Secret Agent Elephant, illustrated by Ross Collins. When he is not writing for children, he works as a copy writer for Channel 4. Born in Ireland, Eoin has lived in Amsterdam and New York, and now lives in London with his wife and their baby. Find him on Twitter as @eoinmclaughlin.

About the illustrator

Marc Boutavant is an award-winning graphic artist, illustrator and comic book author. He has illustrated numerous children’s books, including What Happens Next?, written by Nicola Davies, Edmund, The Thing, written by Astrid Desbordes and Never Tickle a Tiger, written by Pamela Butchart. He is also the creator of the bestselling Around the World with Mouk, which has been adapted into a television series for Disney Junior UK. Born in Bourgogne, France, he now lives in Paris. Find him on Instagram as @chienpourriii.

ISBN: 9781406390759
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 3, 2021
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 17/08/20 at 01:22:20
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