Detective Gordon and his new colleague Buffy

We have two great books in our library about the great Detective Gordon who somehow manages to keep law and order in the forest. When the squirrels start to complain that someone is stealing their nuts, he sets about finding the culprit and along the way finds himself the perfect assistant, a baby mouse who he names Buffy. Buffy and Detective Gordon combine his wisdom with her agility and between them a lovely friendship and a great crime-solving team emerges.

In the second book they try to work out who in the forest is being so mean to everyone. Detective Gordon is trying to teach Buffy the basics of The Book of Law but it appears there are too many laws to remember. There are laws like:

It is forbidden to splash water on tired badgers.

It is forbidden to tease a pig and tell him his tail is curly.

It is permitted to wash dishes for old badgers.

It is permitted to offer juice to a hedgehog.

How can Detective Gordon make the law easy for Buffy to understand? These books are for sharing as a read aloud or for anyone who can read early chapter books. There is another one due out this year in which Buffy must work by herself.


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