Synopses & Reviews
From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times
bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo,
comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a must for beginning readers.
Inspector Flytrap in the Da Vinci Cold introduces kids to the humorous and wacky world of Inspector Flytrap's Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community's unsolved cases. There's no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective.
Celebrating the disabled yet enabled, the character of Inspector Flytrap is wheeled everywhere (on a skateboard, of course) by his goat sidekick as this mystery-solving duo works on cases such as "The Big Deal Mystery of the Stinky Cookies" and "The Big Deal Mystery of the Missing Rose."
On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum's Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting. The ingenious solution: Da Vinci was allergic to flowers, and the glob is, er, evidence of that ancient sneeze.
Combining wacky humor and a silly cast of characters with adventure, friendship, and mystery, the powerhouse team of Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell have created a uniquely engaging series that is perfect for newly independent readers and fans of Ricky Ricotta, Captain Underpants, and the Galaxy Zack series. Also included in these books are some graphic novel-style pages that will attract reluctant readers.
A funny and clever illustrated early chapter book series in the Flytrap Files universe, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell
Meet Inspector Flytrap He's a Venus flytrap and world-class solver of BIG DEAL mysteries.
Meet Nina the Goat She's a goat and Inspector Flytrap's trusty assistant--except when she eats the clues
Together, they're a great mystery-solving duo Follow along as they decode a secret message, investigate a stinky shoe, and figure out other big and tasty mysteries.
Read all the hilarious chapter books set in the Flytrap Files universe
Inspector Flytrap (#1)
Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (#2)
Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much (#3)
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (#1)
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (#2)
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (#3)
DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire (#1)
About the Author
Applying for a job as a newspaper artist, Tom Angleberger was mistakenly assigned to cover local government meetings. Fifteen years and countless town council meetings later, he is still writing instead of drawing, currently as a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He began work on his first book while in middle school. Tom is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell. They live in Christianburg, Virginia.