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MITZI TULANE, PRESCHOOL DETECTIVE in THE SECRET INGREDIENT

Coming out from Random House Books For Young Readers on July 11, 2017

Author: Lauren McLaughlin - Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

ISBN: 978-0-449-81916-6 (0-449-81916-7)

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Synopsis:

Not even the smallest clue gets past this preschool private eye! Just as Mitzi is about to enjoy a nice muffin her Dad made, her friend Max stops her in her tracks! He has a sneaking suspicion that there is something funny about this muffin -- so the two of them set off on an investigation... Kids and parents will laugh along as Mitzi, Max and their friends test the muffin for dodgy ingredients and come to their conclusion. What did Dad put in the muffin after all? Debbie Ohi's bouncy illustrations bring an extra layer of fun to Lauren McLaughlin's clever text.

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Note: Cover not final, may be tweaked slightly.

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MITZI, TULANE PRESCHOOL DETECTIVE: WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

Author: Lauren McLaughlinIllustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Publisher: Random House Books For Young Readers

Publication date: July 12, 2016

32 Pages | 2-5 years old | 10" x 8" | ISBN 9780449819159

Interview with MITZI TULANE author, Lauren McLaughlin

SYNOPSIS:

Mitzi Tulane may be only three years old, but she sure knows how to follow a trail of evidence and solve tough mysteries. From the strange happenings in the kitchen to the sudden arrival of every family member she’s ever met, Mitzi pieces together the clues and (finally) realizes that she’s . . . in the middle of her own surprise birthday party!

Kids and parents will laugh along as Mitzi sorts through not-so-subtle hints and comes to her conclusions. Readers will love figuring out the surprise ahead of the private-eye protagonist! Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s bouncy illustrations bring an extra layer of fun to Lauren McLaughlin’s clever story.