The case of the missing chalk drawings
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||E B (Text)||33500012825188||New||Checked out||12/18/2019|
|Fertile Public Library||E B (Text)||33500012825170||New||Available||-|
|Godel Memorial-Warren Library||e BYR (Text)||35500006127383||Main||Checked out||12/16/2019|
- ISBN: 1250189594
- ISBN: 9781250189592
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Godwin Books, 2018.
|General Note:||First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Oxford University Press.|
|Summary, etc.:||The chalks are drawing flowers on the chalkboard, but someone keeps stealing their artwork. Sergeant Blue is on the case and determined to solve the mystery. Who could the thief be?|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
When a set of outraged, colored chalk calls in Sergeant Blue to find out who's been stealing their flower drawings, he quickly gets to the (literal) bottom of the case: that would be the eraser's dusty bottom, to be precise. After a merry chase, the chalks draw a rainbow to snare the fugitive. But the eraser's argument that he's been misunderstood, and that erasing is a good thing because then "you can draw more stuff!" leads Sergeant Blue to suggest a way for everyone to play together. Byrne sets this mildly metafictional bit of social mediation on, logically enough, black backgrounds, which suggest a chalkboard, and endows his limbless cartoon figures with pop eyes and either brightly colored tracks or, for the eraser, a trailing plume of colored dust. This works well as a natural lead-in to Anna Kang's more developed character study Eraser ? (2018), which is illustrated by Christopher Weyant. Grades K-2. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Richard Byrne is the author and illustrator of This book just ate my dog!, We're in the wrong book!, and This book is out of control! He grew up in Brighton, England, and worked in graphic design before discovering his true passion in children's books.
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