In this buoyant rhyming romp, words have gone mysteriously missing: Who stole Marlow’s happy smile, and replaced it with a crocodile? Who swiped Dingle’s sneeze–aaaaachooo!–and left a stinky cheese? The thief took Tumble’s orange, and switched it with a . . . with a . . . Hey, does anything rhyme with orange? No? Aha! Could this be the rhyming robber’s undoing? Guided by bright, clever artwork, kids are empowered to put the final clues together for themselves to solve this silly rhyme crime, then guess at the name-nabber’s next sneaky move. Splendid, satisfying, inspiring.
Jon Burgerman is an award-winning artist, creating picture books like Splat! and Rhyme Crime, as well as murals, sculptures, toys, apparel, and posters. His art is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum among others worldwide. Jon celebrates mistakes, experiments, and the unexpected, believing that through playful, creative acts, art can allow people to change their worlds. Born in the UK, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and fellow artist, You Byun.