Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet

12 Jan

Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet

Written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs

240 pages – ages 9+

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 5, 2011

Danvers Blickensderfer loved Gonzo The Great from the Muppets. He was always trying to do dangerous and wacky stunts just like Gonzo. In fact, he loves gonzo so much he wished he could be just like Gonzo. Well, he got his wish. When he woke up the next day, he ACTUALLY BECAME a Muppet! His skin was orange and felty, he had a purple nose, his hair was too yellow and he was a bit too skinny. This was NOT what Danvers wanted! How was he going to survive going to school as a Muppet?!? It was all made better because he actually got a job helping out Gonzo The Great on The Muppet Show! Danvers gets to meet all the Muppets and really likes his job, but he still feels he doesn’t fit in with other kids. Dr. Honeydew gives Danvers the choice to change back to a human. Will Danvers choose to or will it go all wrong…(**hint** it goes all wrong!)?

This book was SUPER funny! I thought the story was very unique (and it helps that I really like the Muppets). There are illustrations all throughout the book and they helped me visualize what was going on in the story. Like when Beaker had to hold up Bunsen Honeydew over his head while he was on ice -THAT was a really funny picture! The book would be great even without all the humor and illustrations because I thought the story was good and it kept me interested. I think the book is also good for young readers because it doesn’t have any inappropriate things in it.

I give “Tales of a Sixth Grade Muppet” four out of five book worms!

The second book in the Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet – Book 2: Clash of the Class Clowns will be released on May 15, 2012!

For more information on Mr. Scroggs and his books please visit his website HERE.

15 Responses to “Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet”

  1. Timothy Davis January 12, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Thanks, Erik, for this great review. I’m adding the book to my Goodreads group “Parents of Tweens.” Thanks again! 😀


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 12, 2012 at 7:48 am #

      Hi Mr. Davis! What’s a “Goodreads Group”? Is there a website to go to? I’m glad you like the review!


  2. Tara January 12, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Erik, I LOVE the Muppets. I grew up in the 70’s when the Muppet Show first aired and watched every episode. I now have them all on DVD. I do a great impression of Kermit, Fozzie and Miss Piggy. Hiiiiiiiii-YAH! I will definitely check out this book. I recommend to you the new picture book biography of Jim Henson: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH PUPPETS from Random House. It’s wonderful!


    • Patricia Tilton January 12, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      What an unusal book, but one it sounds like kids will have a lot of fun with — especially those who grew up loving the muppets. I’m curious how it ends. Great review.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks January 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

        Thanks! I admit it is unusual, but it IS a fun book! I liked the ending 😉


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      Thanks for the compliments and recommendation! 😉 I’d love to see your Miss Piggy impression (she’s one of my favorite Muppets)! Are you a black belt in karate too HA HA?!!! It’s cool that you saw every episode (I have seen 3 and read a bunch of books on the Muppets and saw parts of the shows on YouTube…)!)! I think I’ve seen the book “Jim Henson: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH PUPPETS” before. I’m going to read it because you recommended it!
      Erik 😉


  3. cookiejarprincess January 12, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Hey Erik, Goodreads is a website all about books. You can keep track of the books you’ve read and shelve them in whatever category your like. I love it. It’s goodreads,com. Anyway, love this review. This sounds like a books I would have loved at your age!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

      Thanks for the info (and the “love this review”)! 🙂 I think you’d like this if you love the Muppets! I’ll check out Goodreads!


      • cookiejarprincess January 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

        You can friend me on goodreads once you get your profile set up. And I grew up loving the Muppets, actually, I still love them! I think I’ll see if my library has this.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks January 13, 2012 at 6:31 am #

        Cool! I’ll find you there! 🙂


  4. Susanna Leonard Hill January 12, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    I love the Muppets too! Especially the Hecklers 🙂 And Animal!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      Good news! The Hecklers and Animal ARE IN THE BOOK!!!!! As Kermit the Frog would say: “YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!” *waves arms as if they are worms can’t control*
      Erik 😉


  5. Darlene January 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    It’s always good to have a good laugh. Anything with the muppets would be a hit. My grandchildren would like this one!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      True! A good laugh (should be) good! 😉 I hope your grandchildren like it! 🙂


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