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Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business (Ace Lacewing)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  47 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When Scratch Murphy's flea bag full of dough goes missing, Ace Lacewing is on the case. With friends Xerces and Zito at his side, Ace searches Six Legs Park for clues. From the Termite Tower of Terror to Queenie Bee's Hive Rise Honey Stand, the place is crawling with suspects.
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Charlesbridge (first published 2009)
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Madeline Smoot
Aug 24, 2009 Madeline Smoot rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
In Motham City, only one bug detective is smart enough to solve the toughest cases. After following the clues, Ace hunts down the dirty bug responsible. Not quite as good as the original, but still it's a great bedtime read.
Jessalyn King
Jul 13, 2014 Jessalyn King rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
This was really sweet. I'm curious to know what kids think of it, though. There was a lot of lovey dovey-ness. And I was definitely hearing the old detective voice in my head as I read.
Mystery, bugs, and bug humor, this book is for you! Biedrzycki has a way with the obvious, but also with getting every last pun in he can. Fun book!
Jul 29, 2015 Lani rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Great illustrations and cute little story. A little long and wordy for young/new readers, but still enjoyable for a storytime.
Sep 07, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
My four-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week.

This book did keep my son engaged from start to finish, but I probably enjoyed it a lot more than he did. Many of the puns and bug jokes went right over his head. But even without catching most of the humor, my son liked this book: It was a mystery (Like Scooby Doo!) about bugs.

There is something really wonderful about Sam Spade meeting the insect world, and this insect world is such a fun place that it features and amusement
Feb 12, 2016 Irina rated it liked it
This was a good book but it's better for older readers. My younger readers didn't find this book very interesting and had a hard time paying attention when I was reading. It did not grab their attention as some others.
Jan 13, 2010 Ronda rated it liked it
I listened to this story as a read-aloud and frankly, I think I may have gotten more out of it than my students did because of all the puns. I need to try reading it aloud myself and see if it works better with some editorializing. I can see using this in a discussion of fiction vs. non-fiction, paired with some good non-fiction titles about insects featured in the story.
Sep 05, 2013 Aleece rated it really liked it
A flea builds Six Legs Park and on his way to pay the bank back the loan they gave him someone drops a toolbox on his head and now his cash is missing.

Cute detective story that it appropriate for children 4-7. Some references may not be understood but the story still flows well and kids will understand the story itself.
Dec 04, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, mystery, 2009
This is a fun mystery in the Ace Lacewing series. It's got the hard boiled grit and witty dialogue of a pulp detective novel, but is interesting and fun for children. Our girls enjoyed watching the book on "Tumblebooks" (
Ashley C
Dec 19, 2014 Ashley C rated it it was amazing
My kids love all three of the Ace Lacewing books.
Jan 11, 2015 Theresa rated it liked it
Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business by Biedrzycki, David is a book about when something is wrong with sixlegs park
Miss Ryoko
Oct 16, 2011 Miss Ryoko rated it liked it
Cute story with some fantastic illustrations! I love how detailed they are and how much you see if you really look at it all!
Jodi Spillane
Sep 17, 2012 Jodi Spillane rated it really liked it
Kids will love finding all the "bug" details in the pictures throughout the book "Be a book bug, Read!"
Oct 16, 2011 Nicole rated it liked it
A bug-themed intro to the film noir style mystery.
Oct 08, 2011 Lenna rated it liked it
Great for introducing the genre: mystery.
Tina Bartholoma
Dec 15, 2010 Tina Bartholoma rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
bugs, mystery, detective, amusement, ark
Jun 20, 2011 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
good for older kids
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