Academic journal article Language Arts

Hermelin the Detective Mouse

Academic journal article Language Arts

Hermelin the Detective Mouse

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Hermelin the Detective Mouse Written and illustrated by Mini Grey Alfred A. Knopf, 2014, unpaged, ISBN 978-0-38575433-0

It was a brave new day on Offley Street until Hermelin realized that the people of Offley Street needed his help. What's a book-reading, fast-typing, and expert mystery-solving mouse to do when there are problems and puzzles to be solved? Get on the case, of course! Hermelin the Detective Mouse launches readers into the important work of helping neighbors in need. Working with oversized typewriter keys, round cheese box beds, and binoculars from a cereal box, Hermelin solves each case before him and even saves Baby McMumbo from an unfortunate garbage truck accident, all without revealing his mouse identity. When his neighbors organize a gathering to thank the detective, Hermelin encounters a new problem- will they accept him as the brilliant detective he is or see him just as a rodent? …

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