Inspector Flytrap (Inspector Flytrap #1)

Tom Angleberger (Author) Cece Bell (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
August 02, 2016
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.6 X 7.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419709487

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About the Author

Tom Angleberger is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Origami Yoda series, as well as Fake Mustache and Horton Halfpott, both Edgar Award nominees, and the Qwikpick Papers series. He is also the author of the transportation picture book McToad Mows Tiny Island. Tom lives with his wife, Cece Bell, in Christiansburg, Virginia. www.origamiyoda.com.

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.

Reviews

**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