Saturday, May 13, 2017

Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger

Inspector Flytrap (Secretly titled The DaVinci Code) Book #1
Tom Angleberger
Illustrated by Cece Bell

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.

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.

Included in these books are some graphic novel–style pages.

Audio Name Pronunciation with Tom Angleberger created by 

Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.

Other books in the series:

Inspector Flytrap: The President's Mane is Missing - (Book#2)

Inspector Flytrap: The Goat who Chewed Too Much - (Book#3)