Farm Crimes! The MOO-sterious Disappearance of Cow

Sandra Dumais

Detective Billiam Van Hoof is back for another misadventure in this junior graphic novel for ages 6 to 9

It’s a beautiful fall day at the farm when the animals realize someone is missing … again! Cow is nowhere to be found, and her calves can’t say where she is, so Hen, Sheep, Raccoon, and Pig call in Inspector Billiam Van Hoof, the world’s best (and only) goat detective.

The farm animals are certain Cow has been kidnapped, and clues lead them to some conspiratorial conclusions. Could a crop circle mean she was abducted by aliens? Did the farmer put her in a trailer to be sold, or worse—turned into a hamburger? But when Cow returns, they realize a celebration is in order (and that the answer was right in front of them all along).

A silly and engaging second instalment in the Farm Crimes series, each page is full of delightful details, visual gags, and fun characters. Returning and new readers alike will find lots to love in this latest mystery.
Sandra Dumais
Regular price $18.95 CAD
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SKU: 213949n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771474429

"Inspector Billiam Van Hoof may deserve to be an honorary Muppet ... Talking animals! Costumes! Mysterious symbols! This book has everything except logic. (And who needs that?)"

- Kirkus Reviews

"Visual gags, including recurring updates to Van Hoof’s notebook, ensure there is never a dull moment. Large panels and a cast of clearly identifiable animals make this an easy recommendation for young readers." - School Library Journal

"A winning combination of great graphic art and a funny mystery."

- Youth Services Book Review

"Dumais’ quirky combination of illustrations and dialogue keeps this junior graphic novel entertaining throughout ... A hilarious and off-kilter adventure that is as likely to keep its adult readers as entertained as its child ones."

- Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication date

September 15, 2021

Number of pages



Reading; Visual Literacy

Interest age

From 6 to 9