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Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express

by Laura James

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

Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express Synopsis

'Zany ... Even reluctant readers will have a blast' IRISH TIMES 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.

Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express Press Reviews

Oodles to appeal to animal fans and young crime lovers alike * Bookseller * A quirky tale written in a breezy, confidential tone, with an eye-catching design in neon pink and green. Emily Fox's illustrations create visual templates for Laura James' zany characters ... Even reluctant readers will have a blast * Irish Times * This neon-bright mystery involves a talent show, a hippo jazz singer, gallons of pink lemonade and, of course, Fabio * Metro * Combines stunning artwork and colour palates (illustrator Emily Fox) - neon pinks and greens - with a smart and sassy who-dunnit tale, by Laura James, led by Fabio and his sidekick, Gilbert the Giraffe * iNews * Gorgeous funny young fiction * The Bookseller on CAPTAIN PUG * Highly entertaining, wittily illustrated and fun to read alone * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids on CAPTAIN PUG * A great book with lovely pictures and typography for five- to seven-year-olds who are starting to read for themselves and like dogs with multiple chins * The Times on COWBOY PUG *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408889343
Publication date: 4th April 2019
Author: Laura James
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Laura James

Laura James's 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. Laura's debut novel Captain Pug was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2017. Laura lives near Bath with her two dachshunds, Brian and Florence. Emily Fox is a Bristol-based illustrator who graduated from Falmouth University. She loves to experiment with colour, funny stories and animals, which means that Fabio is the perfect project for her!

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