The Poodle Problem

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

Review

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.

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