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About the BookThis hilarious, brightly illustrated chapter book series follows a clever flamingo detective and his trusty giraffe sidekick as they crack the case--and is perfect for fans of CatStronauts and The Bad Guys.
This hilarious, brightly illustrated chapter book starring Fabio the flamingo detective and his sidekick Gilbert the giraffe is perfect for fans of CatStronauts and The Bad Guys.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. Fabio and his giraffe associate Gilbert are taking a trip on the famed Ostrich Express--the fastest train in the world! But just after the conductor calls, "All aboard!", a priceless ruby necklace disappears without a trace. Fabio can never stay away from a whodunit. Can he and Gilbert use their snooping skills to catch the thief before the case goes off the rails? Don't miss these other books from Laura James! Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo The Pug series
This fun-loving flamingo will capture the heart of any young mystery lover. An excellent choice for readers who enjoy Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries or Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series. - School Library Journal"[Fabio's] twists and turns are fun to follow and, combined with its beautiful illustrations, make this story both thrilling and playful." --Foreword Reviews, starred review, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO "The engaging plot and bright neon pink and green pages will draw readers into the story. . . A wild and fun mystery for young readers." --School Library Journal, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO "Young sleuths will enjoy the easy mystery and the cheeky illustrations." --Kirkus Reviews, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO "Giggleworthy . . . [T]he narrowed story focus, the cheeky tone, and, of course, the whodunit appeal will motivate some readers to test their literacy chops and help our pink protagonist solve the mystery." --BCCB, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO "A classic detective story with some quirky, fun animal flair . . . The bright neon green and pink illustrations compliment the fun plot." --School Library Connection, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO "With plenty of fun, outlandish scenarios, and a few new friends, this is sure to please." --Booklist on COWBOY PUG "Another fun read." --Kirkus Reviews on COWBOY PUG "Pug is a fun, engaging character, while Lady Miranda is caring and will remind young readers of Fancy Nancy and Eloise. . . . Fans of dogs and animal adventures will have a hard time putting this one down." --School Library Journal, starred review, on CAPTAIN PUG
About the Author
Laura James is the author of Fabio The Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo, as well as the Adventures of Pug series: Captain Pug, Cowboy Pug, and Safari Pug. Her love of storytelling began at an early age and led her to study writing for young people at Bath Spa University in England. She continues to live near Bath with her two dachshunds, Brian and Florence.laurajamesauthor.com Emily Fox is the illustrator of Fabio The Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo. She graduated from Falmouth University with a degree in illustration. She loves to experiment with color, funny stories and animals, which means that Fabio is the perfect project for her. She lives in Bristol, England. www.emilyafox.co.uk