- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: January 10, 2017
- Price: $14.95
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-0956-2
- EAN: 9781419709562
- Page Count: 112
- Illustrations: 35 black and white illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
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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 third title in a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and colorful illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a must-have for beginning readers. In this new caper, what happens when Flytrap loses his partner in crime solving? All the clues point to his assistant, Nina the Goat, as the culprit, leading the city to arrest her and leaving Flytrap goatless. To save the city, Flytrap must unveil the true master criminal. But, can he do it alone?
Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much brings readers back to the 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,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 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.”
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 graphic novel–style pages that will attract reluctant readers.
**STARRED REVIEW**— Booklist
"Bell’s mixed-media illustrations, done in gray and green, appear on every page and add humor to Angleberger’s already hilarious text, whether with simple line drawings, funny diagrams, or absurd collages. The relationship between the animated inspector and the deadpan, ever-nibbling Nina develops in touching ways, and many familiar characters return to enrich this witty, wacky romp of a mystery."
"Peppered with just the right amount of humor to keep readers laughing all the way through... This one is a perfect introduction to nonsense and humor, and it is also great for supplemental reading for emerging readers who are learning to tackle longer pieces."— New York Journal of Books
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.