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Detective Stan the Crayon Man and the Missing Birthday Cake

Help Stan solve the mystery of the missing birthday cake in the colorful world of crayons.  This bright and colorful story will engage reader’s curiosity, thinking, and artistic abilities through solving the birthday cake mystery. 

This series is also a fun and engaging way to teach readers about colors and color combinations.

Promotes critical thinking, learning, and helpfulness.

Book Details

  • Illustrator: Izzy Bean
  • Formats available: Hardcover, softcover, and ebook
  • ISBN Hardcover: 978-1-960616-05-0
  • Publication Date: December 2023


Readers’ Choice Book Award Finalist
Purple Dragon’s Award Honorable Mention

“Colorful crayons and mystery solving unite in this kaleidoscopic debut by Tussing, who originally wrote the book when she was in 8th grade.” – BookLife

“Picture book readers who enjoy stories of intrigue and discovery will find the action-packed Detective Stan the Crayon Man and the Missing Birthday Cake both fun and appealing.” – Midwest Book Review

“This book gets a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars…” – The Online Book Club

“The book will spark young children’s imagination and will also help them to learn color combinations.” – Readers’ Choice Book Award Review

“The children’s book has a creative, fun, interactive plot with vibrant illustrations! It’s a brilliant read from start to finish!” – Reedsy

“Izzy Bean’s flashy illustrations move the mystery along as much as the text, resulting in a joyful celebration of all things color—and coaching kids on the steps needed to correctly solve a puzzle.” BookLife

Author name: Kristy Tussing