The Adventures of Erasmus Twiddle by Eric Laster
Grmkville's Famous & Talented Not-Detective

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Erasmus Twiddle knows that anyone can be a detective if they send four bottle caps, three proof-of-purchase seals from their favorite cereal, two AA batteries, and one rattlesnake skin to P.O. Box 12345. But being a not-detective is far more complex. Just ask Erasmus Twiddle. When things are not only missing but also, well, very out of sorts, it's time for Grmkville's famous and talented not-detective to spring into action. Whether it's investigating a rubber chicken factory, unpuzzling a puzzled baboon, or figuring out how a lonely rabbit-hippo can make a few friends, it's most assuredly the not-detective who solves the mystery. Or the not-mystery, for that matter.

So if you think your hojie or oogoo has been stolen, or a furious elf marches into town and kicks you in the shin, then this book is for you. And that's why our hero is Grmkville's famous and talented not-detective...and why all the un-famous and un-talented detectives live somewhere else.


About Eric Laster

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Eric Laster was born in New York City. After working at a fast-food chicken restaurant, a pharmacy, the United Nations, a talent agency where Ed McMahon once hung up on him, and a few record companies, he turned to writing full time. If you jumble the letters of his name around you get the word Ercliserat, which isn't really a word at all. He now lives in Los Angeles. This is his first children's book.
Published October 1, 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 208 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Through young Twiddle’s lesser exploits, Laster weaves a silly, prolonged case in which Grmkville’s citizens report a missing furgle, fleb, gumber, hojie, ploff, yonk, oogoo and eebee, all stolen (as it turns out) by insect daredevil Weevil Kneevil’s long-lost cousin Evil Weevil.

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The offbeat cast of characters includes Lolly Gallagher, a classmate of Erasmus with a weather system hovering above her head, and Bagby Butterbottom, an aspiring actor pal who loves to reciteth lines from his favorite plays (e.g., The Merry Munchkins of Windsor).

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A collection of fourteen short mysteries, THE ADVENTURES OF ERASMUS TWIDDLE is a good book to take along to read when you have a little time in your jammed packed social schedule.

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