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The Case of the Troublesome Turtle (The High-Rise Private Eyes #4)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Mr. Paris ties balloons outside his toy store every morning. On Fridays, the balloons disappear! What is special about Fridays? And who is taking the balloons?

This sounds like a case for the High–Rise Private Eyes –– Bunny Brown and Jack Jones, ace detectives and very best friends!
Paperback, 47 pages
Published April 16th 2002 by Greenwillow Books (first published 2001)
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Ally Copper
Bunny Brown is a rabbit, and Jack Jones is a raccoon. They live in a tall building in a big city, and they help out their friends by solving mysteries. They are the high-rise private eyes. There are other activities they enjoy, too. Bunny likes to paint, and Jack likes to eat. When a hippo named Mr. Paris stops by for Bunny and Jack's help, they get right to work trying to find out who is stealing Mr. Paris's balloons. They brainstorm ideas. Jack has a hard time concentrating, but his tangents ...more
Jacqueline Holton
The Case of the Troublesome Turtle by Cynthia Rylant is a beginner chapter book for grades 1-3. It has the elements of formula fiction. It’s funny, it has a plot, setting, and a predictable ending. There are four chapters and they are about 8-9 pages long. The story is a mystery about balloons coming up missing from outside the neighborhood toy store. A bunny rabbit and his best friend gather clues and set out to solve the mystery. I liked this book because it’s fast paced. It doesn’t stay on ...more
Aug 30, 2010 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is an odd story that has two main parts that really don't seem to have anything to do with one another. It's an interesting little mystery for younger readers, but not our favorite in the High-Rise Private Eyes series.
Alexander The Triumphant
Jul 14, 2012 Alexander The Triumphant rated it it was amazing
In this book, someone had balloons that are different colors, but some are blue and yellow and they are hung out of the shop every day tied with blue ribbons. In the summer, the people did not steal the balloons, and in the fall they did on Tuesdays. They get hung up by a little turtle. I liked this book because it was very funny. -by Alexander
Mar 10, 2009 Tricia rated it really liked it
Another fun bedtime story. I like how Bunny solves the problem without humiliating or embarrassing anyone.
Sep 19, 2010 Dina rated it liked it
Someone's stealing the balloons from outside the toy store. Detectives Bunny Brown and Jack Jones are on the job, and find the missing balloons at a school ball game. Cute series.
Feb 09, 2014 Seth rated it it was amazing
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The candy stores balloons were stolen. Bunny and Jack find the thief at a game because they were the same color as the team.
Emerson and Theodore
Oct 16, 2013 Emerson and Theodore rated it really liked it
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Very nice. Jack and the rabbit solve mysteries together! This story was a tad bit involved but it still held his attention for 4 chapters. Very good. Nice drawings.
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All by herself!
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Picture book. Beginning chapter book. two friends discover who is taking balloons from a toyshop.
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An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she ...more
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