book cover of "The First Case" by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Gitte Spee. Drawing of a frog with a magnifying glass and a mouse looking on.

The First Case / Ulf Nilsson

This first book in a new mystery series follows Detective Gordon, an elderly toad who is also the chief of police and chief of detectives in the forest that he calls home.  When a squirrel’s nuts go missing, it is up to Detective Gordon and his new mouse assistant, Buffy, to figure out who did it and get the squirrel’s nuts back.  A gentle, enjoyable mystery chapter book for readers in grades 1-3.

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