A Complicated CaseBy Ulf NilssonIllustrated by Gitte Spee
All the animals in the forest are feeling down. Detective Gordon, a toad, and his assistant, Buffy, wonder why. Eventually they realize that someone is saying mean things to the forest animals. This is not allowed according to the Law, and Gordon and Buffy must solve the case to stop the bullying. When they find the culprit, Gordon and Buffy learn that she has been made to feel bad herself.
A Complicated Case is part of a gentle mystery series that will appeal to young children. It has lovely illustrations by Gitte Spee. Parents can read it aloud to their child, and children who are reading chapter books can try it on their own.