Competition: Guess the book name!

When all eight books of The Fly Papers are released, the names, listed, will form a sort of poem. Books 1 and 2 are out already, and we’re working on Book 3:  The Aldrovanda Turns. 

Dion-EB2(An aldrovanda is an amazing carnivorous waterweed – like a floaty Venus flytrap. Sadly we can’t get them in NZ.)

So. Here’s the poem so far:

The flytrap snaps

The sundew stalks

The aldrovanda turns ….


What do you think the next line in the poem might be? In other words – what do you think book 4 will be called? 

Here are some other carnivorous plant names to give you ideas:

Pitcher plant



Cobra lily








Have a guess what Book 4 will be called in the comments, and you’ll go in the draw to win the first two books in The Fly Papers – as well as go on our list to receive a free copy of Book 3 as soon as it’s out.

You don’t have to be right! It’s going to be a random draw. Have fun!


 (Illustration by Sabrina Malcolm.)

17 Responses so far

  1. 1

    marietjie said,

    The aldrovanda turns into a waterwheel snap trap

  2. 2

    Em Penfold said,

    I’m going with Bladderwort, even if it does sound like an uncomfortable issue rather than a plant 😉

  3. 4

    Rachel said,

    The bulbous bylbis blows! The possibilities are sublime….I quite like the mildew moulds too, br a bit early for that kind of nonsense.

  4. 5

    Madz BatachEl said,

    The cobra lilly curls

  5. 6

    I think it will be The Cobra Lily strikes…but I think it would be funnier if it was The Bladderwort bursts.

  6. 8

    Damian Leith said,

    The Cobra Lily Strikes

  7. 9

    Anonymous said,

    The bladderwort talks

  8. 10

    Ewen Wong said,

    I think it would be the Butterwort.


  9. 11

    The bladderwort traps.

  10. 12

    The cobra lily attacks

  11. 13

    Vanessa Rhodes said,

    The Cobra lily curls…

  12. 14

    Margi Mitcalfe said,

    I think it would be the butterwort as well

  13. 15

    Ella said,

    What a great competition! My guesses are:

    The Cobra Lily Dances

    The Pinguicula Traps

    The Cephalotus Hides

    The Heliamphora Swamps

    The Sarracenia Bites

    Thanks for the fun competition! 🙂


  14. 16

    ella.s said,

    I think it might be three and here they are. The pitcer plant pops . The cobra lilys revenge. sarracenia soars.

  15. 17

    Johannaknox said,

    Wow, thank you for all your amazing guesses! We will do the draw soon …

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