Mystery

by Arthur Geisert

When a young pig discovers that sections of paintings at her local museum have been... read more

When a young pig discovers that sections of paintings at her local museum have been replaced with poor copies, she joins the museum guards and her grandpa in trying to figure out the culprit. All clues point to the raccoon that lives in a nearby tree. But the little pig notices something strange as she examines the sketches she’s made of each clue. Is it a setup? No questions are left unanswered in this neatly tied up story in which the aspiring young porcine police detective/artist lays out each of her drawings for full examination. Children may notice at least some of the discrepancies highlighted by the pig’s careful observations. But even if they don’t, they’ll appreciate the absurdity of this enjoyable tale illustrated with Geisert’s trademark anthropomorphized swine. (Ages 6–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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