Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in What's That Smell? by Lauren McLaughlin

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...a bit hard to believe that such a smart, inquisitive child would be unaware of her approaching fourth birthday when this is such a big deal to most kids. Despite misgivings, it’s a sweet story centering on a bright, black birthday girl, and on that front it takes the cake.
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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.
 

About Lauren McLaughlin

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Lauren McLaughlin grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts. After college and a brief stint in graduate school, she spent ten "unglamorous" years writing and producing movies before abandoning her screen ambitions to write fiction full-time. Though she fondly remembers much of her time in Massachusetts-the marina, the beach, various teenage escapades-she cannot, for the life of her, remember her SAT scores, her GPA, or any of the numbers that once summed her up. You can visit her at LaurenMcLaughlin.net
 
Published July 12, 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 13 2016

...a bit hard to believe that such a smart, inquisitive child would be unaware of her approaching fourth birthday when this is such a big deal to most kids. Despite misgivings, it’s a sweet story centering on a bright, black birthday girl, and on that front it takes the cake.

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