In this series opener, Koko Dodo the cookie chef has a big problem. Today is the day of the royal cookie contest, and someone has stolen his top-secret fudge sauce! Luckily, a spy enters the scene just in time (or rather, crashes in on her roller skates): Didi Dodo! This might be Didi’s first case ever, but she has a daring plan to help Koko. Koko would prefer a safe, simple, sure-to-work plan, but without another option, he and the amateur sleuth take off on a wacky caper full of high-speed chases and big belly laughs that could only come from the mind of the inimitable Tom Angleberger. Each book in the series will focus on a food-related mystery.
About the Author
Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia.
Jared Chapman was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to college in Georgia, lived in Austin, and now calls the piney woods of northeast Texas his home. He and his young brood prefer silly underwear to serious, and broccoli to celery.
"Full of surprise twists, this title will engage readers who will have a fun time guessing what will happen next . . . A must-have."
— School Library Journal
"[A] lighthearted start to a new chapter book series by Angleberger (the Origami Yoda series) . . . Lively illustrations by Chapman (Vegetables in Underwear) contribute to the exuberance of this Inspector Flytrap spin-off."
— Publishers Weekly
"Brief chapters, ample cartoon illustrations, and occasional other visuals such as recipe cards and comic strips will move along emergent and reluctant readers alike. . .This bite-sized book is for all the kids who love Inspector Flytrap."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Angleberger launches a new set of capers—food-themed and featuring reckless roller-skating “future spy” Didi Dodo . . . Chapman adds plenty of two-color line drawings."
"A great transitional chapter book: easy enough for the students who are ready to read longer books but appealing enough for those older students that enjoy or need an easier read."
— School Library Connection