When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming text and lavish, detailed illustrations each provide clues, and it's up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit! "The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, ingenious verses." -- Publishers Weekly Graeme Base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Animalia (Puffin), The Sign of the Seahorse, and most recently, The Discovery of Dragons.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 213.36 x 287.02 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
- 20 Sep 1993
- Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
Our customer reviews
Children ( and adults !! ) will enjoy this book with its story in rhyming language as well as trying to solve the mystery of who stole Horace the Elephant's 11 th birthday feast. There are many clues , codes, and messages within each page of artwork to help you solve it. At the back of the book is a sealed secret code if you give up .show moreby Barbara Murphy-Bridge