Robinson, Fiona

The 3-2-3 Detective Agency: The Disappearance of Dave Warthog

(4) 4-6 In this graphic novel, five unlikely gumshoes--a donkey, sloth, penguin, rat, and dung beetle--are hot on the trail of a villainous hairstylist who has been kidnapping and brainwashing the town's animal citizens then selling them as pets to a poodles-only community. The dialogue is stiff, but the offbeat characters and goofy humor (e.g., the detectives are disguised--with cotton candy--as poodles) are engaging.


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