The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman

carrotcakeThe Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

By Robin Newman

Illustrated by Deborah Zemke

40 pages – ages 5+

Published by Creston Books  on May 12, 2015

Synopsis- From GoodReads: “When food goes missing on Ed’s farm, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold do what it takes to track down the thieves. In this case, Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake has disappeared. Has it been stolen? Or eaten? Or both? Who dunnit?

What I Thought- First off, I love the fact that the detectives are mice, and that they are MFI’s (Missing Food Investigators). That is just plain awesomeness there! The story is everything a kid would want – the writing is kid-friendly, there are cute main characters, a mystery to solve, humor, and great illustrations. The mystery keeps the main characters wrapped up in it and guessing. As more and more carrot cake goes missing, more and more suspects are added! The MFI’s have a big problem on their hands! The illustrations are great, with some funny details (the cop-car has a wind-up key on the side of it), and remind me of Roald Dahl’s illustrations. They compliment the story very well. Kids are going to love this one!


There is a GoodReads giveaway going on right now! CLICK HERE!

I give “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake” five out of five bookworms!fivebooks


You can download a copy of the teacher’s guide that goes along with THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE – click HERE!

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Check out Ms. Zemke’s site HERE!

Categories: Age 6-9

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49 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Robin Newman Books and commented:
    Five bookworms for The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake!!! Please check out Erik Weibel’s review at

  2. Fantabulous review Erik!

  3. Thanks for your review, Erik! I’m looking forward to reading Robin’s book. It sounds fantastically fun!

  4. Great review, Erik! That trailer is so cool. Can’t wait to read it.

  5. Erik, Many thanks for the wonderful review! It made my day!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I could help those mice find the cake. I love finding cake. Mostly, I only find crumbs.

    Love and licks,

  7. Great review and trailer. Can’t wait to pick this one up.

  8. My kind of book! I think I may have been an MFI another life . . .

  9. This book sounds adorable! Love the MFI aspect.

  10. You certainly know your stuff, Erik! This is one “delicious” book! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Wonderful review and such a cute video. This book will win the hearts of kids. I especially liked Robin’s very thorough curriculum guide. Such great classroom activities! Look forward to reading the book.

  12. I love the idea of this (mice detectives) and I agree with Patricia, it is a cute video.

  13. I need an MFI in my house. Cookies, ice cream, candyโ€”it’s always disappearing. Thanks for the great rec, Erik!

  14. I knew Robin’s book had to be awesome!

  15. I’m always on the lookout for a good mystery! And Carrot Cake!!! I’ll be sniffing this one out for sure! Thanks Erik!

  16. This one looks super fun! Love the illustrations and trailer!

  17. Not sure how I missed this review. Nice job. and one point or you.

  18. nice review hope this comment holds up

  19. Just now found this. Nice review and 1 for you ๐Ÿ™

  20. Totally enjoyed this. Great fun!


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