Cover image for Inspector Flytrap. The president's mane is missing! / by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Cece Bell.
Inspector Flytrap. The president's mane is missing! / by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Cece Bell.
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President's mane is missing
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New York : Amulet Books, 2016.

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112 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Hoping to become the world's greatest detective, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, assisted by his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigates a thrilling mystery at the Capitol Building at the request of President Horse G. Horse.
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Welcome to Inspector Flytrap's Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Inspector Flytrap, a Venus flytrap, works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat, a 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. In book two, Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat return in a set of mysteries involving the president of the United States and a very large horse statue that mysteriously attracts a threat from outer space. This wacky, illustrated early-chapter-book series combines the masterful humor of Tom Angleberger with the critically acclaimed art of his wife, author-illustrator Cece Bell.

Author Notes

Tom Angleberger was a journalist before becoming an author-illustrator. His works include the Origami Yoda series, Fake Mustache, and Horton Halfpott or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, the Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset. In 2014 his title's Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An Origami Yoda Book and Emperor Pickletime Rides the Bus made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Horn Book Review

In this welcome sequel, pompous POTUS Horse G. Horse demands that Inspector Flytrap and his ever-blasi assistant, Nina the Goat, save the White House, the city, the country, and the world from a four-hundred-foot Venus flytrap. As in book one, rapid-fire pacing propels a plot filled with ridiculous wordplay. Potty humor and absurdity abound in Bell's two-color cartoons and in the short, punny first-person narrative. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.