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Tough Cookie - Wisniewski

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1999
ISBN: 9780688153373
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old

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Sam Spade, move over In his years on the force, Tough Cookie Busted the Ginger Snaps and broke up the Macaroons. Now living as a private eye at the bottom of the cookie jar, he learns that Fingers has gotten his old partner, Chips. With his best girl, Pecan Sandy, at his side, Tough Cookie sets out to put Fingers away, for keeps This hilarious spoof will have readers rolling in the aisles.

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Industry Reviews

Sometimes the way the cookie crumbles is a saving grace, particularly in this clever spoof on a hard-boiled detective tale, set inside the cookie jar. The "tough cookie" who narrates is a trenchcoat-wearing, gruff detective who came from a good family - "Lots of dough. Lived the high life. Top of the Jar." But when he hit bottom, he became a P.I. Now he's tracking the culprit who's making mayhem out of the cookie jar by snatching away cookies such as the Pfefferneuses, and roughing up the tough cookie's partner, Chips. Some quick thinking on the part of the P.I.'s delicious (a politically correct adjective, in this case) former girlfriend, Pecan Sandy, and a crowd of cookie crumbs thwarts the greedy fingers once and for all. The hero gets his man - or hand - and the girl. Wisniewski (The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups, 1998, etc.) is dead-on witty, while his torn-paper collages have a authentically crumbly look. The puns are numerous, but good, and visual details - such as the map of the Jar, a wanted poster showing the shadowy outline "Fingers," and more - guarantee lots of giggles for onlookers young and old. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780688153373
ISBN-10: 0688153372
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 29th September 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 24.5  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.42