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Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Peril at Lizard Lake

Written by Laura James

Illustrated by Emily Fox

Part of the Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective Series

Animal Stories Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction Humorous Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Peril at Lizard Lake

Unusual detective duo star in fabulous adventures

Fabio the flamingo and Gilbert the giraffe are the animal Holmes and Watson, solving mysteries from their office on the banks of the Laloozee river. A trip in Gilbert’s new plane leads them off the beaten track to a small town where there’s something fishy going on with the water supply. Red herrings are scattered all over the place before Fabio solves the case, identifying the culprits. It all makes for fun and flamboyant reading (love Emily Fox’s illustrations and the fluorescent colour scheme). Fabio and George are a great comic double act and there’s real satisfaction to be had as they work out the crimes too.

Andrea Reece

Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Peril at Lizard Lake Synopsis

In a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives Fabio, the world's greatest flamingo detective. He's not tall or strong, but slight and pink. And he's very, very clever ... Most of the time. But when an unusual lapse of judgement leads Fabio to accept a ride in his associate Gilbert's plane, little does he know he'll be nose-diving into a new mystery!

When the tiny plane crash-lands near a remote village in the savannah, all Fabio wants is a pink lemonade to calm his nerves. But the town well has dried up, and the water didn't just disappear on its own! Fabio's on the case, and it's going to take a daring sting operation to set things right.

The third book in the hilarious and stylish illustrated mystery series from the author of Captain Pug.

Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Peril at Lizard Lake Press Reviews

A welcome addition to the bookshelf to satisfy young readers with the current trend for mystery and detective stories  Carousel Magazine

Pink pages and illustrations abound to entice any reader of 6+ or accompanying adult    The Guardian

Oodles to appeal to animal fans and young crime lovers alike - Bookseller

Fab illustrations and neon-coloured pages - Angels and Urchins

Even reluctant readers will have a blast - Irish Times

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ISBN: 9781408889374
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408889374
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Laura James
Illustrator: Emily Fox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Animal Stories, Crime / Mystery, General Fiction, Humorous, Animals

About Laura James

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&...

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