Here's a recent letter to The Book Chook from a reader who is going crazy trying to remember a book from her Kindergarten days. Is there anyone who can help Aimee find the title of this book? Let us know in comments, or email Aimee directly: talandtabby2 (at) yahoo (dot) com
My name is Aimee. I'm 33 and from Tennessee. Some grade school friends and I have been trying to remember a book from kindergarten. It might have been a yellow hardback book. The main character was a very short man in a black suit or trench coat. He carried an umbrella. He might have been an inspector or private eye looking for jewels. At some point there is a wall he can't see over or climb over so he used blocks of ice to climb but they melt before he gets over. There might have been an elephant in the story. I don't know if this sounds familiar to you. I thought maybe since you do children's book reviews you might be familiar with it. I was in kindergarten in 1982 and it was an old book when I read it so this maybe fruitless but it can't hurt to ask. Thank You for your time.
Can you help?