Inspector Hopper's Mystery Year

by Doug Cushman

Inspector Hopper and his loyal sidekick, McBugg, are on the case year round. In fall,... read more

Inspector Hopper and his loyal sidekick, McBugg, are on the case year round. In fall, they solve the mystery of the haunted pumpkin (just a hungry mole). A nasty winter cold sends Inspector Hopper to the clinic, where he’s sucked into a search for an absent doctor (laid up in his bed with the same “bug”). A small beetle gets carried away like a kite on a windy spring day (to be retrieved by the detecting duo). And a cricket’s missing sheet music must be tracked down before a summer evening’s show (it was unwittingly used by a wasp to patch his nest). Clear, large typeface and illustrations on nearly every page create an appealing entrée to the mystery genre for young readers. (Ages 5–8)

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

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