Inspector Flytrap

Inspector Flytrap 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 star

  • Title: Inspector Flytrap
  • Author: Tom Angleberger Cece Bell
  • ISBN: 9781419709487
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 chFrom 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.

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    1. I was anxious to get my hands on a copy of this new series pairing the married and each super-popular-in-their-own-right couple, Tom Angelberger (Origami Yoda) and Cece Bell (El Deafo). The format is right on target with where we need great new titles too - attractive transitional chapter books to encourage kids out of predominately picture-based books into their first forays into longer written texts. It also serves as a great format for older kids who are reading below grade level and need "co [...]

    2. This is hogwash! It's a funny book but the whole thing is about Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat wreaking havoc everywhere they go and then not atoning or apologizing or anything for what they've done. Eating a secret recipe and ruining someone's business, trashing a priceless piece of art, scoffing at someone because they're not important enough They're a couple of buttheads to be perfectly honest. It was funny when I thought they would do something for reparation, but come on! It ends with [...]

    3. This is a great book for young readers who like Geronimo Stilton and goofy books with awesome illustrations and the occasional comic panel. The main character is a mystery-solving Venus Flytrap and his sidekick is a goat named, Nina. It couldn't get any goofier! Unlike, the Geronimo Stilton series, the font is standard and the text is all black and white, which may be easier for some beginning readers. The chapters are short and laugh-out-loud funny/goofy and everything gets neatly tied up in th [...]

    4. Meh. Not my favorite. It made me think of stories I made up as a kid. . . . There once was this Venus Flytrap, and guess what? He was a detective and he had a goat that ate everything for an assistant. And they solved all kinds of mysteries, like one time they wondered why no one was calling and then they realized that the goat had eaten the phone! hahahaha! And then . . . and then . . . and then I didn't love it.

    5. A Venus flytrap (yes, a plant) that solves mysteries with the help of his assistant, a goat.Inspector Flytrap overcomes the obstacles of being a plant by riding from place to place on a skateboard pushed by his goat assistant detective.And, to clarify, he only solves big deal mysteries. Don't bother him with small deals like lost pickle paperweights, please.Flytrap earned my respect. Awesome detective. Probably the best plant detective I've ever read about.

    6. I so wanted to like this. Well loved team, a beginning reader with a comic touch, but too repetitive and a bit flat. Not a first purchase for me.

    7. My students loved it and have been writing their own inspector stories and drawing Venus flytrap pictures all on their own so it was a hit!

    8. Oh my gosh - this was right up our alley. We had a grand laugh at the adventures of Inspector Flytrap. The names of the characters are hilarious and the kids are still talking about it.

    9. Silly like a Daniel Pinkwater novel, at a simpler reading level, and with less character depth. Angleberger actually acknowledges Pinkwater in the afterword. New chapter book readers will enjoy these.

    10. I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis:Got a mystery that's a BIG DEAL? Then Inspector Flytrap is your carnivorous plant. No case too big, many cases too small.Inspector Flytrap is an illustrated, slapstick adventure that has kid appeal in spades. As you can probably tell from the cover, Inspector Flytrap is no stranger to utter ridiculum, given that he gets about on a skateboard pushed by an obliging goat. This series is aimed at the lower e [...]

    11. It's so great to see husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell team up for a book that continues the tradition of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Our heroes include a mystery-solving flytrap who has delusions of grandeur, and his assistant, a goat named Nina who is an indiscriminant eater and pushes Inspector Flytrap on a skateboard when he needs to visit a crime scene. Flytrap solves the mysteries and Nina adds to the problems for the clients, so by the end of this first volume, Nina and Flytrap [...]

    12. Lets talk about a big deal - this superstar literary couple produce a beginning chapter book together and its also a mystery! That is a very big deal. Unfortunately, the story is just flat except when its repetitive for no good reason. It definitely reads like the author was told to write a book for children who needed to practice their reading fluency and he just could not sneak any more interesting plot into the mix. Loved the illustrations by Cece Bell, but cannot give this one a strong yes.

    13. Inspector Flytrap is a detective and solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. And a plant. He gets around by skateboard, pushed by his assistant, Nina the Goat (a goat)! Nina is a great assistant, except for when she eats the evidence. Together the two solve mysteries involving a stinky shoe, a lost pickle paperweight, an odd painting and a missing rose. Husband and wife team of Angleberger and Bell have created a fun and funny illustrated short chapter book that is sure to be a huge hit with readers in gr [...]

    14. I'm disappointed I didn't like this one more, because I really like Cece Bell and Tom Angleberger as people. The characters are abrasive and rude, and the situations are frustrating. I'm sure kids will enjoy it, but there are other goofy kids' mysteries out there that I think are better.Note: I received a digital review copy of this title through NetGalley.

    15. Madcap antics with plenty of humor that will appeal to emerging readers. As an adult, I appreciated that the disparate threads came together so it was less episodic and more of a complete story. Less rude than Junie B and less potty-centric than Captain Underpants, this will probably be a winner with a lot of parents.

    16. Ridiculous adventures of a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. Pretty certain this will tickle the nephew's funny bone. Gift for Christmas 2016:A huge busload of ostriches was coming right at us."Duck!" yelled Wanda."No, ostriches," I said.

    17. bumbling flytrap detective goes about solving only BIG CASESmultiple mysteries in each bookgoat secretary usually ruins everythingfor kids who like Zany & gross-out humor (capt. underpants etc)i hated it but i know kids who would like it

    18. I wish this book had ended on a less heteronormative note, but it's Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell, so I really can't complain. It's pretty darn hilarious.

    19. I rated the book three stars but it does deserve 5 stars in the wacky genre! This is the perfect book for kids who I can never suggest the right book. These kids have been a BIG DEAL* mystery to me. Why? Because nothing I say wakes them up. These kids need to find a book on their own (like when hearing someone else (not me) reading and laughing and they are curious to find out what's it all about). Well, I have my wake up plan now! First read Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant by H.A. [...]

    20. A Venus flytrap is a pretty scary looking plant. Inspector Flytrap is not scary at all. As a matter of fact, he is an investigator who only solves big deal mysteries. He gets around in his flower pot on a skateboard with the help of his friend Nina the goat. Some of his mysteries involve solving yellow blobs on expensive art that turned out to be the artist’s boogers. Another case was solving the mystery of stinky cookies and stinky feet. When it’s all said and done Inspector Flytrap always [...]

    21. These books were hilarious! They were perfect for reading out loud, with lots of opportunities to "do the voices." I loved that each one built on the next, and my son and I had fun predicting what was going on with the sloth or the pickles from one book to the next. Nina the Goat was a favorite for sure! There were points where I was laughing so hard I couldn't do the voices for lack of breath. Humor can be very subjective (I had someone else tell me the book left them cold) but for us it was pe [...]

    22. Okay. This was all kinds of stupid and I loved it. I totally bought into it and embraced the ridiculous journey that is this book. Angleberger writes some pretty hilarious lines, and Bell's illustrations and comics complement the writing so well.Don't get me wrong, it ain't Shakespeare, but 7-year-old boys aren't looking for Shakespeare. They're looking for a sentient Venus flytrap who solves mysteries while getting pushed around on a skateboard by his assistant Nina the Goat.

    23. This is an outrageous comedy featuring a detective (who is a flytrap) and his assistant (who is a goat) as they search for and attempt to solve BIG DEAL mysteries. The unlikely pair soon find themselves faced with, but not limited to: a pickle paperweight, an extremely rude kiwi, a giant with a peg leg, and a runaway rose. In other words, this story is laughable and completely ridiculous. And students will love it for exactly that reason.

    24. This book has short chapters, has an entertaining plot, great illustrations, and is extremely humorous. A perfect chapter book for students at the end of second grade or beginning third. My student could not wait to read the second book in the series since the characters are goofy, strange yet intriguing. I am excited to read the rest of the series too!

    25. From TLP (age 7):This was a very good book. I like the case with the missing rose. The book is about a venus flytrap that solves cases with a goat named Nina. I like the case with the missing rose because it is funny and because the goat falls in love with another goat and the venus flytrap falls in love with the rose. If you like mystery books, you will like Inspector Flytrap books.

    26. Not necessarily my type of humor but I definitely see how the right type of kid would enjoy it. I liked the uniqueness of the characters and how there were threads connecting one part of the story to another. Fun illustrations as well.

    27. I have to say the charm of these books wore out pretty quickly. We read them in reverse order and the same jokes got old. My son enjoyed all 3 of the books. It was cute - I wish there’d been a longer mystery plot line or some depth to the characters.

    28. Another winner from Tom Angleberger! Geronimo Stilton and Stick Dog fans will be delighted by Inspector Flytrap and his assistant, Nina the Goat. Together, they are a mystery-solving super team. This book is divided into four separate mysteries to accommodate shorter attention spans. Lots of fun!

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