Graphic Novel Review: Joey Fly, Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

Graphic Novel Review: Joey Fly, Private Eye in Creepy Crawly CrimeCreepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds
Series: Joey Fly Private Eye #1
Published by Macmillan on 2009-04-14
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 96
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Have you ever had one of those moments? You know—you’re trying to find a stolen diamond pencil box for your beautiful butterfly customer, your mosquito witness won’t give you any information, and your clumsy scorpion assistant has just tampered with your only bit of evidence? Joey Fly has those moments a lot. In fact, he’s probably having one right now. But that won’t stop him from solving the mystery in Creepy Crawly Crime, his fantastic first graphic novel!

I love when graphic novels combine an element of older literature and make it more funny by using bugs as characters. I love the repertoire between Joey and Sammy in this book. Hilarious. Joey is very much the classic detective and Sammy is a loud kid who doesn’t always seem to understand the word “finesse”. The actual mystery is well-done and basic, with some good twists (but obvious ones) like a good mystery should have.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I may look for other Joey Fly graphic novels to read for fun and maybe to purchase for my school library.

Recommended for 4th grade and up.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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