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Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective: What’s That Smell?

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.

Author: Lauren McLaughlin
Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Published by Random House Books For Young Readers
For ages: 2-5 | July/2016
Hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN-13: 9780449819159

Press & Honors

“The wry humour here – for example, when mother is in the middle of the cake baking, ‘she burned her hand in the oven and said words that Mitzi has never heard’ – will entertain adults while the mystery element will intrigue young children. “ Ellen Heaney in CM: Canadian Review Of Materials

“With a diverse and colorful mix of characters that fill the pages, this beautifully illustrated book is delightful fun for any small child.”” – Tulsa Book Review

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