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In a nutshell: eye-catching, attention-grabbing comic adventure for young readers
With a cast of characters as colourful as the day-glo pinks and greens of its illustrations, and a plot that’s just as bright, Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective is going to wow young readers. Guests and staff are stunned when a talented hippo disappears right in the middle of her performance in the Hotel Royale’s talent competition. Fortunately Fabio is on hand to solve the mystery, and a couple of others in the process. Children who enjoy detective stories will love following the clues with Fabio, and children and adults alike will delight in the lush setting and in the comedy provided by Fabio’s co-stars, including hapless assistant Gilbert the Giraffe. For another quirky, satisfying animal detective series see Alex T Smith’s new Mr Penguin books. ~ Andrea Reece
Laura James said ‘I am tickled pink to continue working with Bloomsbury and can’t wait for Fabio to spread his wings and share his adventures with my readers. I’m a huge fan of Emily’s work and I can’t wait to see her take on the world’s greatest flamingo detective.’
In a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives the world's greatest flamingo detective. His name is Fabio. He's not tall or strong, but slight and pink. And he's very, very clever. When Fabio and his giraffe associate Gilbert (terrible at disguises) drop in to the Hotel Royale for a lemonade (pink, naturally), Fabio is persuaded to judge the hotel's talent contest. But when the most promising contestant - Julia the jazz-singing hippopotamus - goes missing, Fabio must put his thinking cap back on and solve the mystery! This new mystery series from Laura James, author of Captain Pug, will have animal lovers and would-be detectives in stitches. Perfect for fans of Claude, Foxy Tales and The Pink Panther!
Praise for Captain Pug;
Gorgeous funny young fiction The Bookseller
Highly entertaining, wittily illustrated and fun to read alone. Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids
Another great new book for those who are ready for something meatier than a picture book. Irish Independent
|Publication date:||8th March 2018|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, General Fiction, Humorous, Animals|
|Other Categories:||Read Aloud|
Laura James’ love of storytelling began at an early age and led her to undertake a degree in Film Studies and an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. The Adventures of Pug are based on the antics of her own very silly dogs, Brian and Florence. Together the three of them live in a tiny cottage just outside of Bath where they have lots of adventures and eat lots of jam tarts – all in the name of research of course! Laura’s first book, Captain Pug, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children&...More About Laura James
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