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Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective

Written by Pamela Butchart

Illustrated by Christine Roussey

Early Years Crime / Mystery Funny

LoveReading View on Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective

A dazzling picture book adventure starring the world’s best Finder-Outer

Penelope Snoop, self-styled Best-Finder-Outer-in-the-Whole-Wide-World has a successful track record in solving mysteries, but she’s facing her biggest case: her constant companion Sidney the Smelly Sock Snake has disappeared. Time to pull out the Finder-Outer kits (sidekick Carlos the dog is less keen on the hat than Penelope) and start tracking down clues. A trail of muddy footprints leads through the garden, up to the moon and back, and finally all the way to – surprise! - her mum’s wellies. There’s Sidney, in the washing machine. The story fizzes with fun, invention and energy, Penelope’s adventures brilliantly depicted in eye-catching, action-packed illustrations, details picked out in vivid neon pink. The text is just as jaunty, and this little detective is sure to prove a favourite with picture book fans.

Andrea Reece

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective Synopsis

A brilliantly funny and original picture book featuring a feisty female detective who is absolutely the BEST Finder-Outer-in-the-Whole-Wide-World!

Penelope Snoop has a new case to solve - her favourite toy, Sidney the Smelly Sock Snake, has disappeared. With her trusty sidekick, Carlos the dog, Penelope sets out to uncover the mystery - and begins a search for the Sock Snake which will take them right up into outer space!

Hilarious, original and fabulously illustrated, this is an irresistible picture book from the bestselling, award-winning Pamela Butchart.

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective Press Reviews

A fabulously funny read aloud text is paired with playful, stylish illustrations and a very commercial jacket, all shot through with eye-catching neon pink - Bookseller March 2022 Children's Previews

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408856956
Publication date: 3rd March 2022
Author: Pamela Butchart
Illustrator: Christine Roussey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Crime / Mystery, Funny

About Pamela Butchart

As a child, Pamela Butchart was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the WorldTM. As a student, Pamela's student jobs included: fishwife, teaching basketball in America, phlebotomist, and Artist Liaison for a (really bad) Abba tribute band. Now, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers and spends all day pondering questions such as, 'Is time travel possible?' and 'How do I know I'm not really a robot?' The stories write themselves really...Pamela lives in Dundee with ...

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