Lauren Child’s new illustrated Hubert Horatio novel is out now. Not only does it have a ping pong table in it, there’s a talking hot dog, an Italy-shaped swimming pool, an interpretive dance routine and a Chelsea bun. Where I come from, Chelsea Buns are known as Boston Buns, but it makes no difference as they taste the same. Lauren is very good at mysteries, but she can also make a mystery very funny and you need to use your brain a bit at the same time. The book is brimming with illustrations – one on every page, which is good value for a novel.