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Preview — Bug Muldoon by Paul Shipton. The name’s Muldoon-Bug Muldoon. And he’s the best private mulodon in the whole Garden, not to mention the cheapest. Things are pretty slow for Bug, until a few earwigs come strolling into his office.

At first Bug thinks muldoln your everyday, missing-earwig case, but the facts aren’t adding up muldkon the ants are acting strangely. It’s up to Bug to set things gardn he gets himself squished. Paperbackpages. Published January 13th by Puffin first published November 2nd To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bug Muldoonplease sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [who are the main characters in bug muldoon?

Boi This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [what is the conflict in bug muldoon? See 1 question about Bug Muldoon…. Lists with This Book. Sep 15, Chance Lee rated it really liked it. Bug Muldoon is a perfect example of why kids books are often times more entertaining for me than adult books.

Bug Muldoon is a cynical private detective. And he’s a beetle.

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Bug is working to crack a case involving a dangerous collaboration between some rogue ants and the wasps of The Garden. Along the way, he meets a gagden of detective-story cliches all expertly assigned to the perfect insects.

Take Shaky Jake, for instance. A twitchy housefly informant addicted to a delicious white powdery subst Bug Muldoon is a perfect example of why kids books are often times more entertaining for me than adult books. A twitchy housefly informant addicted to a delicious white powdery substance–sugar.

Velma the sultry reporter is a long-legged grasshopper. And the Wasp Queen is delightfully nutso, moods swinging between sing-song cheerfulness and murderous psychosis in the span of a few words. The rich characters make Bug Muldoon an immensely entertaining story for detective fans of all ages.

Apr 07, Joshua Gross rated it really liked it. This was a cleverly written book. It has every aspect of a hard-boiled detective novel except its about bugs. The private eye cliches are funny and well-used, the plot is actually interesting and well-developed, and I enjoyed it very much. May 25, gleb rated it really liked it. This was a favourite of mine when I was younger. A hardboiled detective novel, accessible for all ages What’s not to like? There’s some impressive action sequences, in which threats like fish and spiders and, at times, humans appear far more sinister than they would to us.


Shipton includes plenty of humour throughout, and some interesting entomological titbits, too. I’m not sure I’d recommend this to an adult, although it does seem to have been w This was a favourite of mine when I was younger. I’m not sure I’d recommend this to an adult, although it does seem to have been written for an older audience at times there’s at least one Raymond Chandler reference that I remember. But for younger children, it’s perfect.

Sep 25, Xander Graham rated it it was amazing. Fiction Bug Muldoon is a fiction book about a beetle named Bug Muldoon. He is a private eye for hire. He lives in the garden and the cheapest sleuth for hire, in fact, the only sleuth alive.

There is a meadow nearby that some insects would like to move to. He has been hired for two jobs. The first, by some earwigs looking for their missing brother. Bug concluded that the earwig was dead, but he reported to the brothers that the missing brother Eddie, has moved to the meadow. The second case was much more involved. He was hired by the Ant Queen to find out who the Individualists were. She wanted to catch and control these rogue ants who wanted to think and do for themselves.

The theme of the book is that being an individual is desired, having a say in what you do and think for yourself is good. However, being a part of a group or a whole is necessary for survival and function.

When one strives to gain control, he thinks for himself, but in a selfish way. Also being narrow-minded and resistant to change may drive individuals to break from the group. Some example of this theme in the book would be when Commander Krag, who appears to be supportive of the Queen, turns against her and wants control for himself. Also, an individualist ant garsen Clarissa shows the Queen that ants should not just follow orders.

Sometimes they need to think for themselves and make decisions.

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But the insects learn that working together they can protect themselves and have a say in the garden. This book contains a variety of styles like suspense, mystery and twists. Bug Muldoon originally thought that Commander Krag was a loyalist, but twist, he is not.

It also has a fair about of comedy. I laughed out loud often while reading the book.

He made this character funny, witty and smart. Compared to other books I have read recently, Hunger Games and Mupdoon, this book is a nice, light simple read. I found this to be relaxing enjoyment. A quote from the book I find that muldono pique interest is when Bug Muldoon ends up trapped in a pond. They are incredibly strong swimmers, more at home in the water than of dry land.


Unfortunately, I am not a great diving beetle. I was in trouble. Also, sometimes when I have wanted something strongly and it goes against my family rules, it is helpful to discuss openly about the change I desire. Sometimes a compromise can be made to satisfy my wants against a standard ruling.

Bug Muldoon: The Garden of Fear

I really liked this book, because unlike some other books, this one starts off eventful. Oct 24, Bookworm rated it really liked it. I read this book in my English class, so here’s my review: Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear by Paul Shipton is the first of the mulldoon mystery books about a beetle called Bug Muldoon who is a sleuth in the garden that he lives in.

Bug senses something is going on in mukdoon garden, something sinister… Why are the ants acting so strangely? And is there something going on with the wasps as well…?

Bug decides to investigate, but finds some deadly secrets on the way.

He teams up with glamorous grasshoppe I read this book in my English class, so here’s my review: He teams up with glamorous grasshopper Velma and they, along with some other friends, discover what exactly is up with the ants and the wasps, and can they stop it? I really liked the twist on this detective book, using insects instead of humans!

The text was so excellently described that I could imagine the characters as people anyway. The characters were very different from one another, like the sugar-addicted housefly Jake or Leopold, the ant who writes poetry! The personality of Bug was very hard-boiled and tough, though he likes a good joke now and then.

This book also focuses on individualism and society, which is a hard and not common topic to write about. Apart from that, I enjoyed reading this book a lot. Bug Muldoon is a bug no kidding! There are some mysterious happenings in the garden and Bug Muldoon is on a mission to find out what is going on. I love the jokes weaved into this story, I love the way the author is inside the heads of the insects I love the way it seems so real.

I picked up so many tips for my own WIP reading this. I am definitely going to re-read it ggarden research. Jun 30, Sallie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: