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.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on August 2, 2016 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419709488
ISBN-13: 9781419709487
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  • bulysugohykixo
    bulysugohykixoThursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:24 am33 stars
    because they can talk so i get it
    • mkarlaminion
      mkarlaminionSaturday, August 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm55 stars
      This book was actually really funny when Nina ate everything.Also that inspector flytrap was a plant.He ended up solving the mysteries but one thing always happened during the mystery for example at the art museum he solved it but Nina of course.She made a hole in The Mona Spaghetti. I started laughing. It is a good book and short a short book but very funny.I deffentley recommend this book
      • levi0sa
        levi0saFriday, July 7, 2017 at 8:18 am
        my little sister said it was one of the best books she ever read. she says it has lots of funny parts. she said it starts to get so good you want scream. she recommends this book to people who like funny mysteries! she says it is about a flytrap agency .she is at chapter eleven she says that you start getting getting into it by chapter eleven.