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Written by Laura James
Illustrated by Emily Fox
Part of the Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective SeriesWrite A Review
Robbery on the Ostrich Express!
For those of you who don't know, Fabio is indeed the world's greatest flamingo detective, a kind of pink, long-legged Hercule Poirot. He's assisted in his work by his friend Gilbert, a giraffe, who is very well-meaning but mostly at least one step behind Fabio when it comes to solving their cases. This story concerns the dramatic theft of a priceless jewel from a passenger on the Ostrich Express and, as detective stories go, it's very satisfying indeed, with a twist in the tail that readers won't see coming, while Fabio, Gilbert and their various animal co-stars are delightful characters. Illustrations on every page - in flamboyant, dayglo pinks and oranges, make this as interesting to look at as it is to read, and this is a perfect book for readers just enjoying reading on their own.
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. It's the height of summer and Fabio and his associate Gilbert are taking a relaxing holiday journey on the fastest train in the world! But no sooner does the conductor call `All aboard' than a very expensive ruby necklace disappears and the great detective is back on the case!
The second book in the hilarious illustrated mystery series by the author of Captain Pug.
Oodles to appeal to animal fans and young crime lovers alike - Bookseller
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:||4th April 2019|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Humorous, Animals|
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