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by Palatini, Margie.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 14 of 14 copies
Available (14)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J PAL
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  J PAL
 
 
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB PALATINI Margie
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB PALATINI Margie
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Picture Books E Pal
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E Pal
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je P
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  Je P
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E PAL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  E PAL
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PALATINI
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PALATINI
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PALATINI
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PALATINI
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PALATINI
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PALATINI
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PAL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PAL
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK PAL
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK PAL
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF PALA
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  CF PALA
 
 
Summary
"6:32 a.m. This is the farm. My partner, Bill, and I wereworking the barnyard shift. It was peaceful. Quiet. Then we got thecall." Much of this fowl-filled homage to Dragnet (DUM DE DUM DUM!) will be loston kids--and a few grownups, for that matter. But that doesn't make thisstraight-faced send-up of that famous crime-partner show--and a dozen-odd fairytales thrown in for good measure--any less funny. "So you're saying you were robbed, is that right, ma'am? What exactly is missingfrom the nest, ma'am? Eggs, ma'am? Chicks, ma'am?" But it turns out that it'speppers that have gone missing--a peck of "perfect purple, almost-pickledpeppers." But nobody was talking: "We had Horner in the corner and were tryingto make Little Boy Blue quack." Then our intrepid pair of web-footedinvestigators gets a break in the case when a tub of "tartest tasty tomahtoes"turns up missing. DUM DE DUM DUM! It's just more wit from the wonderful Margie Palatini, who brought us Piggie Pie and Zoom Broom, backed up on thisassignment by the spirited illustrations of Richard Egielski. (Ages 4 to 8)--Paul Hughes
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-8. Unless they spend a lot of time watching "Nick at Night," kids (or even young parents) will be hard-pressed to recognize this parody of the TV show Dragnet. Happily, that doesn't matter, because this clever, funny book stands on its own. "This is the farm," intones Ducktective Web. "My partner, Bill, and I were working the barnyard shift." It's peaceful until the call comes from the rooster cop: get down to the henhouse to check out the theft of a chicken's purple, almost-pickled peppers, a peck of 'em--all perfect. Back at headquarters, the joint's jumping. A miss named Muffet has been tossed off her tuffet, and Peep has lost her sheep. Then the partners are called to the scene of another robbery. A horse has lost his tomatoes, and a sheep her lettuce. There's only one thing to make of all this, the cop concludes: a salad. And the logical culprit? A rat. The text perfectly captures the cadence of Dragnet while bringing in famous tag lines from other sources ("You dirty rat!" ). Egielski's clever artwork, in lots of bright colors, captures most of the fun on the page, though it misses some opportunities to extend the comedy, particularly in the scenes between Web and Rat. Still, this stylized treat should bring laughs to a wide age-range of readers, who will all giggle for different reasons. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This punny parody freely alludes to the TV drama Dragnet, as two "ducktectives" attempt to "quack the case" of several robberies on a farm. Each scene opens with a time of day and location, noted in hard-boiled bold print. A blotchy typewriter font suggests the gruff voice of Ducktective Web, a white-feathered, fedora-capped "flatfoot." Web reports that a chicken's "peck of... perfect purple almost-pickled peppers" has been stolen, a sheep is missing some lettuce and Little Boy Blue has an alibi (oddly, potential pepper-pincher Peter Piper goes unmentioned). Headquarters swarms with storybook characters: "A miss named Muffet had just been tossed off her tuffet and a gal named Peep was missing some sheep. I noticed that three little kittens had lost their mittens. They began to cry." Ultimately, in a rather anticlimactic finale, a "dirty rat" (literally) gets the rap. Egielski (Jazper; Hey, Al) sets the police drama in a spotless barnyard, where a "wanted" poster pictures a wolf, and three blind mice lodge a complaint about their bandaged behinds. The illustrator's bright sky-blues and straw-golds counteract the claustrophobic, mock-tough narration. From the intermittent "dum de dum dum" sound effect to the catch-phrase "Book him, Ducko," Palatini (Ding Dong Ding Dong) mimics classic detective television and adds a nursery-rhyme twist. But the gags may be best appreciated by an adult audience. Ages 4-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Nursery rhymes -- Fiction.
Characters in literature -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Hyperion Books for Children,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Egielski, Richard.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780786804191
078680419X
0786823666 (lib. bdg.)
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