Tuff Fluff: The Case of Duckie's Missing Brain
(Candlewick, April 27, 2004)
From the illustrator of THE BUGLIEST BUG and SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP comes a delightful tongue-in-cheek mystery set in the shadowy corners of a toy-filled attic.He might look like nothing more than a moth-eaten stuffed animal to you and me, but to the residents of Los Attic, this shabby rabbit in the Ace Moving Box is Tuff Fluff, Private Eye. So when the big blue teddy begs Tuff to help Duckie, a once commanding storyteller who now can do nothing but quack, the shrewd hare’s suspicions naturally arise. "Someone has been playing with this fowl," Tuff declares — and before you can say Dashiell Hammett, this hard-boiled detective is hot on the case! With a vibrantly retro flair, humorous visual details, and pun-filled prose, Scott Nash lures readers on the trail of a lovable, long-eared sleuth and his curious crew of discarded toys as they piece together a most peculiar puzzle.