The Platypus Police Squad Book 1: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

15 Aug

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The Platypus Police Squad Book 1: The Frog Who Croaked

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

240 pages – ages 8+
Published by Walden Pond Press on May 7, 2013

 

Rick Zengo was excited. It was his first day for his new job. Zengo was going to be joining Kalamazoo City’s police force, the Platypus Police Squad (PPS for short). He spilled some hot chocolate on his partner in the first hour. On the second hour, they get a case about an illegal fish exchange gone wrong. But, that’s not important. Nope, not at all. We’re talking about Zengo’s first hour at work. So… He spilled some hot chocolate on his grumpy (but kindly) partner, Corey O’Malley, and they both got made fun of by two over-confident platypi detectives (can someone lend a helping mouse? 😉 Platypi or platypuses?). It was a perfectly normal hour. Nothing out of the ordinary. No wondering if the local billionaire panda is behind the fish exchange. No fretting over where the school professor was who apparently disappeared at the fish exchange. Not a minute spent over worrying that a night club owned by the billionaire panda is behind the illegal fish market. No pondering how many hot dogs Corey O’Malley can eat at a time. Nope. None of that. Now, on the other hand, about that second hour…

THIS WAS HILARIOUS!!! The title is a wonderfully done pun and a marvelous hooker! The book was well done and was fun to read. I read it in one day. Mr. Krosoczkais a great author who has a way of creating a wacky world that pulls you in and only lets you out when the mystery has been solved. Detective Rick Zengo is a great guy, er… platypus… who tries to do the best he can, even if he messes up sometimes. I love all the goofy characters in the book. This is a fun book! I already read Book 2 (see my review HERE) which prompted me to go back and read book 1. I am glad I did (and obviously you don’t have to read the books in order to enjoy them!)! I am already waiting for the third book…

yup still waiting…

…someone please tell Mr. Krosoczka I’m waiting…

okay, okay I’ll get on with it –

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

 

18 Responses to “The Platypus Police Squad Book 1: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J. Krosoczka”

  1. Catherine Johnson August 15, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    Sounds awesome, Erik! Great review. Interesting on the name front. This is from Wikipedia: Scientists generally use “platypuses” or simply “platypus”. Colloquially, the term “platypi” is also used for the plural, although this is technically incorrect and a form of pseudo-Latin; the correct Greek plural would be “platypodes”.

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  2. Patricia Tilton August 15, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    This sounds like a great summer tween read because it is so funny. Kids need to laugh!
    I just realized last night when I was on my blog that I wasn’t following you. Then it hit me I hadn’t seen posts from you for a while. Thought maybe you were on summer break. Anyway, I fixed the situation.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 19, 2014 at 8:51 am #

      I pretty much took off last week, but not that long. I guess WordPress had a glitch. *shrugs shoulders*

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  3. readingwithrhythm August 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    This looks pretty funny, crazy!

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  4. LovableLobo August 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Super funny sounding! I love goofy characters that make you laugh. Great review, SuperKid!

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  5. KidLitReviews August 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Nice, engaging review. I thought you wee away camping? Huh. Time flies when frogs croak. Books looks interesting. Might have to check out this one. No hot chocolate.

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  6. Darlene August 16, 2014 at 1:45 am #

    This one sounds hilarious! I can see you really liked it. So how many books did you read while camping?

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  7. Penny Parker Klostermann September 17, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Ha! That title IS hilarious! And it sounds like the book is as funny as the title!

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  8. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    The book cover alone looks like a lot of fun. 🙂

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