The First Case (Detective Gordon #1)
Someones stealing nuts from the forest and its up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! Unfortunately, solving this crime means standing in the snow and waiting for a long time...If only he had an assistant - someone small, fast and clever - to help solve this terrible case. Then Detective Gordon would be able to go back to doing what he's best at: thinking, eating cakes, drinking tea, and stamping important papers.
"This involving, thought-provoking chapter book is utterly charming. Nilsson...creates endearing characters and a childlike sensibility through writing that is clean, precise, and amusing. "A wonderful choice for independent reading, particularly for kids who become accomplished readers early, the handsome first volume in the Detective Gordon series is a rewarding read-aloud as well." starred review, Booklist (US)
Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated children's writer in Sweden, who has written over twenty books for all ages. Also by Ulf Nilsson from Gecko Press: The Best Singer in the World, When We Were Alone, All the Dear Little Animals. Gitte Spee graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a renowned academy of fine art and design in the Netherlands. She now works in Amsterdam as a children's book illustrator.