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Review: Inspector Flytrap

November 18, 2016


Inspector Flytrap is a Venus Flytrap who happens to be a detective.  He gets around on a skateboard pushed by his trusty sidekick, Nina the goat.  He wants to be “the greatest detective that ever grew” so he’ll only take on BIG DEAL mysteries.

INSPECTOR FLYTRAP by husband and wife duo Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell is the first book in a fun new series for early readers featuring the botanical detective.  The mysteries are silly so it will keep its target audience fully engaged.  Cece Bell’s adorable illustrations do a great job livening up the pages.  I really enjoyed this book as an adult and know I would have loved it as a kid.  It’s perfect for reluctant readers and kids who enjoy mysteries.  Here’s a peek at the interior:




The first two books in The Inspector Flytrap series are already out and the third one will be out soon so it’s a great series to get a young reader hooked on.  Be sure to check it out for the young readers in your life.
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Review copy provided by Amulet Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2016 10:03 am

    This looks like exactly what I need to read these days!! Very cute!

  2. November 18, 2016 10:27 am

    What a clever concept!

  3. November 18, 2016 12:48 pm

    I love the idea of a botanical detective series! That cover is so cute!

  4. November 18, 2016 5:58 pm

    Looks fun!

  5. November 18, 2016 6:54 pm

    Kathy, this does look like a fun series! I like the idea of a botanical detective.

  6. November 18, 2016 10:23 pm


  7. November 18, 2016 11:39 pm

    Oh I must get this series for my grandson! He LOVES scooby doo and any kind of mystery {just like his mom and has yaya!} so this series would be perfect! thanks for sharing!

  8. November 19, 2016 7:51 pm

    This sounds cute, though a flytrap detective…how does he get around? I assume the goat helps.

  9. November 20, 2016 7:34 am

    Lol, cute

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    November 20, 2016 11:47 am

    How unique! This sounds like a lot of fun, Kathy. And such an interesting and unusual protagonist!

  11. bookingmama permalink
    November 22, 2016 8:09 am

    This looks adorable. I’ll have to pull it out for KK!

  12. November 22, 2016 12:27 pm

    What a unique detective and a fun mystery series. 🙂 I know my son would have loved this.

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