The Poodle Problem
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
When chatty Pippa Peppercorn is offered a job by her local hairdresser and all-round cuddly old lady, Mrs Semolina Ribena Fudge, she jumps at the chance to get away from her boring parents for a few hours a week.
Pippa’s role as sweeper-upper and tea-maker soon evolves into something more reminiscent of a private detective as she investigates an ostentatious newcomer to the village and uncovers a sneaky and morally dubious plot to undermine her elderly friend’s business and upset the status quo.
A feisty main character leads the plot in this amusing and entertaining mystery story. Ideal for building reading fluency and confidence, the text is complemented by expressive pen and ink illustrations.