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A funny and clever illustrated early chapter book series in the Flytrap Files universe, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell!
Meet Inspector Flytrap! He's a Venus flytrap and world-class solver of BIG DEAL mysteries.
Meet Nina the Goat! She's a goat and Inspector Flytrap's trusty assistant—except when she eats the clues!
Together, they're a great mystery-solving duo! Follow along as they decode a secret message, investigate a stinky shoe, and figure out other big and tasty mysteries.
Read all the hilarious chapter books set in the Flytrap Files universe!
Inspector Flytrap (#1)
Inspector Flytrap in The President’s Mane Is Missing (#2)
Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (#3)
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (#1)
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (#2)
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (#3)
DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (#1)
About the Author
Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia.
Cece Bell is the author of the Newbery Honor Book and Eisner Award winner El Deafo, which received four starred reviews, was named a 2014 best book by Parents magazine, and is a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of Rabbit and Robot, winner of a Geisel Honor. Cece lives with her husband, Tom Angleberger, in Christiansburg, Virginia. www.cecebell.wordpress.com.
“Uproariously funny illustrated chapter book…Abundant punning and absurdity, Bell’s equally raucous cartooning…make this series opener a “big deal” winner. “
— Publishers Weekly
"Angleberger established his aptitude for finding kids’ funny bones with his Origami Yoda series, and he doesn’t hold back in this wacky new series for elementary schoolers... Running gags and gross-out humor will keep readers in stitches, with Nina acting as “straight goat” to the more animated detective—when she is not eating the evidence, that is. Bell’s cartoonish illustrations appear on almost every page, ramping up the laughs."
“The direct storytelling makes the episodic structure engaging but accessible, and the repetition both in the narration and the dialogue (“Big deal” is a common utterance, especially by Nina) gives multiple opportunities to practice decoding skills. Black and white illustrations can be found on nearly every spread, helpfully giving context clues to readers while moving the story along. This will snare transitioning readers like Flytrap snags his lunch.”
"Generous illustrations spilling across the pages humorously set the mean-streets, noirish scene, complete with beat-up office and Bakelite phone, and Bell manages the challenge of giving a potted plant both personality and verve."
— The Horn Book