The Case of the Poached Egg

A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery

From the Series Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When Penny goes missing from the nest, Wilcox and Griswold are called in to track her down. Was the egg stolen by a rival for The Most Round in the Spring Egg-stravaganza? Was she used in a carrot cake or scrambled by a hungry porker? Or was she held for a hefty corn ransom? Who took Penny and can the detectives find her before trouble hatches?

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2017
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-04-02
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV002090, JUV019000, JUV021000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.75
Lexile 500
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Robin Newman

Robin Newman was a practicing attorney and legal editor but she now prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. She lives in New York.

Illustrator: Deborah Zemke

Deborah Zemke grew up near Detroit, Michigan. She has written and illustrated many books for young readers. She currently lives in Columbia, Missouri. Learn more about Deborah at

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Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries

Wilcox and Griswold are Missing Food Investigators, tracking down stolen food on the farm. Using clever word play and simple logic, these early readers offer fun mysteries to solve. View available downloads →



“The short chapters, good use of white space, and plentiful illustrations make this series a great choice for newly independent readers.”—Booklist

Foreword Reviews

“Eggspect plenty of ‘fowl play’ and a healthy dose of puns as another Wilcox and Griswold Mystery unfolds . . .”—Foreword Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A whodunit for newly independent readers with wordplay galore.”—Kirkus Reviews