TREML, Renée The Great Garden Mystery Random House, 2014 unpaged $19.99 ISBN 9780857984166 SCIS 1676350
This picture book relates a small mystery as various animals, including some Australian creatures such as a bilby and koala, try to identify the thief among them who is stealing beetroot from the garden. One by one each is eliminated until the end when there is a big surprise.
The tale is told in doggerel and illustrated with large drawings ensuring that very young children will recognize each animal. A strongly bound hardback, set in a large clear typeface. Ages 3-5.
reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas