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Inspector Flytrap (Inspector Flytrap #1)

Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 14.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/2/2016)
Prebound (8/2/2016)
Audio (7/1/2017)



Praise For Inspector Flytrap (Inspector Flytrap #1)

**STARRED REVIEW**

“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."

— Booklist

“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.”

— BCCB

"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

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419709487

Publication Date: August 2, 2016



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.