Vanessa Fly Trap

Vanessa Fly Trap

last modified on 17 June 2014

Vanessa Fly Trap is my upcoming children’s picture book series. The books follow Vanessa, a Venus fly trap and her brother Victor along with her adopted human family, the Scouts.


The stories follow the adventures of Vanessa Sprout and her brother Victor Sprout, who live in the real New York City, in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Their daily activities often involve or are inspired by their adoptive siblings, Tony Scout and Kate Scout.



The first planned book is titled: Vanessa Fly Trap in Flea Fury. The plot will revolve around an infestation of fleas and also include elements of environmentalism.

The planned book series is projected to be 10 books:

  1.  Flea Fury
  2. Time to Potty
  3. A Cold War
  4. Signature Style
  5. Wushu Fighting
  6. Park Prospects
  7. Ghost with the Most
  8. Downtown Flower
  9. No Child Bored Again
  10. Restaurant Ruckus

Of course, until the series is published, this is only a tentative order

Main Characters


Early Inspirations

My first inspiration for a Venus Fly Trap main character came from a old commercial. All I remember though is two guys feed a peace of spicy meat to a Venus Fly trap and the plant proceed to drink their soda. During this time my grandmother gave me books which allowed me to make my own version of the Aesop fable, the Fox and the Crow.  From there a third grade assignment to write and draw our own books was all I needed to make my own story.


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