Garbo and the Case of the Wet Footprints by Gretchen Cleveland

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was such a fun story! Garbo the investigator is a turkey with a wonderful knack for solving crimes. He’s funny but also serious about thinking through problems.

I loved the way Garbo encourages Jonah, his new friend to help him solve this mystery. He patiently waits while Jonah thinks through problems, and Garbo provides him with new ways to look at things. Best of all, when Jonah needs encouragement or to be rewarded for a good idea, Garbo is there with delicious rainbow marshmallows!

My daughter adored this book! She loved Garbo and his marshmallows. She also liked playing along with Jonah as he tried to solve the mystery. She loved looking at the clues and trying to answer Garbo’s questions. It became an interactive reading experience!

The entire story is really cute, and it’s well written. I know that children will enjoy this story again and again! It’s perfect for preschool through middle-elementary!

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Garbo and the Case of the Wet Footprints for children that enjoy solving puzzles, and ones that like marshmallows😊.

Where to Find This Book:

Garbo and the Case of the Wet Footprints by Gretchen Cleveland publishes on March 2, 2021, and is available at these sites:

Amazon ~ Mascot


Garbo is out for his afternoon walk when some very large footprints catch his eye. Who could have made them? Excited to put his detective skills to use, he convinces Jonah—a hesitant boy— to help him solve the mystery. Join Garbo and Jonah as they partner together to figure out the answer to this unguessable riddle.

Just the Facts:

Garbo and the Case of the Wet Footprints by Gretchen Cleveland
Genre: Childrens
Page Count: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books
Pub Date: March 2, 2021


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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