From New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery-Honor-winner Cece Bell comes the third hilarious installment of the Inspector Flytrap mystery series. With the help of Nina the Goat, his trusty assistant, Inspector Flytrap solves all manner of important mysteries. But what happens when Flytrap loses his partner in crime-solving? On this new case, all the clues point to Nina 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? With Bell’s whimsical illustrations and Angleberger’s trademark sense of humor, this early chapter book will appeal to new and reluctant readers.
**STARRED REVIEW** "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." * Booklist *
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 *
Dimensions: 155mm x 193mm x 14mm