Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Inspector Flytrap


Inspector Flytrap
By Tom Angleberger
Illustrated by Cece Bell
Amulet Books, 2016. Intermediate. 96 p.

Inspector Flytrap is, you guessed it, a Venus flytrap.  He lives in a pot and has a goat assistant, Nina, who pushes him around on a skateboard.  He is always looking for "Big Deal" cases to solve, but every time he solves a case he makes more enemies than satisfied customers. Each chapter is its own mini-case but Angleberger ties them all together cleverly in last few pages.  Bell's funny two-tone illustrations enliven every page.  This is a very silly and slightly snarky new intermediate reader perfect for children who are just transitioning into chapter books.

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