Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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.