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SpongeBob DetectivePants: The Case of the Missing Spatula is a SpongeBob SquarePants book written by David Lewman and released on July 1, 2006.

Characters

Synopsis

SpongeBob is about to go to work one morning when he discovers that his spatula has been stolen from its case. He and Patrick set out to find it under the names of SpongeBob DetectivePants and Patrick PatrickPants. They question Plankton, Sandy, and Larry the Lobster, but none of them have stolen it. Karen tells them that it might be the person they least suspect.

SpongeBob then finds a trail of ice cream he made, which leads to the Goo Lagoon. He and Patrick then find Flipper buried in the sand, and Patrick states that he thought it was a sand digger. SpongeBob points out that Karen was right: It was the person he least suspected! (Patrick)

Cover

SpongeBob dresses like Sherlock Holmes with his usual attire of detective clothing while he holds a pipe to smoke. Patrick dresses like Dr. Watson with a magnifying glass over his teeth.

Translations

Trivia

  • This is one of the five books in the SpongeBob DetectivePants series.
  • On the cover, the old Nickelodeon and SpongeBob SquarePants logo are seen. The Nickelodeon logo changed in 2009 and the SpongeBob logo changed in 2007.
  • If someone buys a certain version of this book, their name will be written inside of it.

Cultural references

  • SpongeBob and Patrick dress like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
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