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The Frog Who Croaked By Jarrett J. Krosoczka The Frog Who Croaked From the Files of the Platypus Police SquadCase Detectives of record Rick Zengo and Corey O MalleyCase brief A local schoolteacher is missing and the only thing fishier than the circumstances su

  • Title: The Frog Who Croaked
  • Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • ISBN: 9780062071644
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Frog Who Croaked By Jarrett J. Krosoczka From the Files of the Platypus Police SquadCase 1138 Detectives of record Rick Zengo and Corey O MalleyCase brief A local schoolteacher is missing, and the only thing fishier than the circumstances surrounding his disappearance is the smell coming from the bag he left behind All clues point to billionaire businessman Frank Pandini Jr but why would Pandini get his pawFrom the Files of the Platypus Police SquadCase 1138 Detectives of record Rick Zengo and Corey O MalleyCase brief A local schoolteacher is missing, and the only thing fishier than the circumstances surrounding his disappearance is the smell coming from the bag he left behind All clues point to billionaire businessman Frank Pandini Jr but why would Pandini get his paws into the illegal fish trade
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    1. Marcia on said:

      The audiobook is read by the wonderful Johnny Heller which adds three stars automatically When my life gets made into an audiobook, I hope Johnny Heller narrates my childhood and Morgan Freeman my attempt at being a grown up I love their voices He is great at an array of voices for the colorful characters One interesting audio fact is that he mispronounces Krosoczka in the introduction but that is forgiven This is a fun police procedural for kids The cops are platypuses, and there is some rotten [...]

    2. Dena (Batch of Books) on said:

      I read this book out loud to my kids We read a couple of chapters each night, and my oldest 6 always begged for She even has a PPS poster above her bed.In truth, I expected this book to be funny Call me crazy, but when you stick a weird looking animal into a police uniform and arm him with a boomerang, I expect a few jokes along the way The book wasn t funny at least, not in a laugh out loud kind of way I was disappointed with that at first, but that feeling soon ebbed away It was a legitimate [...]

    3. Bethe on said:

      2014 15 Texas bluebonnet Award nominee Fans of Lunch Lady graphic novel will be excited to see Krosoczka s entry into MG fiction, the illustrations will entice and engage other readers with its kid appeal, which earns the book a third star I am not sure if the intended audience will understand the nod to film noir buddy cop movies genre, as adult platypus main characters, it really doesn t work for me, perhaps if they were kid platypuses solving the same mystery Page 195 the text says he was dri [...]

    4. Angie on said:

      I really had high hopes for this book It seemed like a neat buddy comedy, crime drama, mystery for middle grades But there was too much about it that didn t make any sense to me Is Zengo a kid or an adult Because even though it s his first day as a police officer, he s impulsive and immature The characters weren t developed, so I was just beat over the head with the details about them If there s a reader who doesn t instantly understand that Pandini s actions are suspicious, I would be shocked M [...]

    5. Katie on said:

      The only thing that would make this book better would be if a song by The Who played when the reader turned to the title page.

    6. Gretchen on said:

      This book was really fun It definitely had that Dragnet quality to it for those of us who remember and yet was fully accessible for the younger audience The main character Zengo, is wonderful for kids to read about because he thinks he s ready for everything coming his way and doesn t need to listen as closely to his experienced partner But after a few mishaps, that he learns from, he understands that it takes both new ideas and experience to really make his team work the best I love the setting [...]

    7. M. Lauritano on said:

      I want to begin this review by saying that I am a huge fan of Jarret Krosoczka As an author illustrator, I really aspire to the kind of career he has built The choice of characters that he shines the spotlight on, really seem to come from a genuine place of love He really seems to care about community and getting children to live book filled, creative lives He is awesome I wish that I felt the same way about this book.The Frog Who Croaked launches the middle grade Platypus Police Squad series Ka [...]

    8. Conner on said:

      The frog who croaked, i was walking through the library and i saw this and i was like huh i wonder if this would actually be good so started reading and i don t really know if it is considered a kids book but after a few pages i started to like it it just had story the characters are funny and intricate and since its animals its even funnier The story on this book is good to i mean no spoilers but you will just have to read it yourself to see how good it is now sometimes you can get a little bor [...]

    9. Nick Manning on said:

      I really liked this book because it was a mystery book They had to figure out the crime.

    10. Corrina on said:

      Read my full review at wadingthroughbooks.wordpress This was actually an ARC I got from the 2013 OLA Super Conference, so I ve had it waiting on my shelves for a while yes, my to read list really is that big The book was published last year, and a sequel, Platypus Police Squad 2 The Ostrich Conspiracy, has since been published as well.The interior art isn t final, and there are several places where it s marked Interior Art To Come What art is included is obviously rough drafts just sketched in, [...]

    11. Kyle on said:

      A schoolteacher goes missing in Kalamazoo City Rick Zengo is a detective working at Platypus Police Squad Headquarters Zengo works with another detective named Corey O Malley They find clues to find out who kidnapped the schoolteacher O Malley and Zengo find a bag of fish that was at the dock In the bag was also the schoolteacher s driver s license Zengo and O Malley find many different suspects which leads to billionaire businessman named Frank Pandini Jr who could possibly be the person who ki [...]

    12. Marietje on said:

      I read this book because I attended a conference where Jarrett Krosoczka told us how he works and why he makes certain choices He is originally and artist and illustrator, known for his Lunch Lady comic books Before starting to write, Krosoczka draws pictures of his characters He liked the funny appearance of the platypus, so it became an animal story He intended the story to be something between a comic strip and a novel, so the pictures are almost just as important as the story I read the book [...]

    13. Erik This Kid Reviews Books on said:

      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 fu [...]

    14. Ms. Yingling on said:

      Rick Zengo is excited about his new job with the Platypus Police Squad, especially since his grandfather was a legendary member He gets paired with the seasoned O Malley, who is less than thrilled with his partners exuberance The two get thrown right into an investigation when a local teacher, Professor Hopkins, goes missing and is believed to be involved in the burgeoning illegal synthetic fish supply that is ruining Kalamazoo City Circumstances tie the disappearance to some of the businesses o [...]

    15. Sara Grochowski on said:

      I suppose I should preface this review by admitting that I adore all of Jarrett J Krosoczka s books and I recommend his amazing TED Talk to people all the time Simply put, I respect him because his books are fun, he seems like a very engaged, thoughtful guy, and, most importantly, the kids at my library can t get enough of his Lunch Lady graphic novel series All that said, I obviously picked up his newest offering Platypus Police Squad The Frog Who Croaked with high expectations, and, just as I [...]

    16. Chris on said:

      This is a fun mix of elements hard boiled mystery, buddy cop story, atmospheric world building, and funny animals Zengo, the rookie detective showing up for his first day on the police squad, is gung ho and headstrong, ready to rush into action and take down all the bad guys with total confidence in his abilities He gets partnered with the wise old detective who s been around the block times than anyone can count A frog has apparently been murdered over an illegal fish deal gone bad, and it s u [...]

    17. Becky on said:

      I absolutely LOVE AND ADORE Jarret J Krosoczka s new novel, Platypus Police Squad The Frog Who Croaked It was love from the very start This is the city, Kalamazoo City Population 75,000 By day, it s a bright, vibrant metropolis, the kind of city where dreams come true Those who don t live here dream of making it here And those who do, well, they know that there s just no city like it It goes on, On one particular evening, a rather dapper looking frog stood looking very much out of place among th [...]

    18. Becky B on said:

      Something fishy, illegally fishy is going on in Kalamazoo and it is up to rookie detective Zengo and his seasoned partner O Malley to clear up the stink When a well respected teacher goes missing after an apparent synthetic fish deal gone bad, Zengo and O Malley are put on the case They must find out where the teacher has disappeared to, and who is at the bottom of the synthetic fish epidemic threatening the health of the city.This story has all the grit and feel of a traditional cop show think [...]

    19. Nicole on said:

      The Platypus Police Squad The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J KrosoczkaWalden Pond Press, 2013Fantasy Mystery227 pagesRecommended for grades 3 6I have to admit, I was pretty doubtful about a book featuring detective platypusesuld he pull it off, I wondered My answer Yes Not only is the book funny, but it is thoughtful and intriguing The story doesn t drag for a moment, and the characters are continually being developed throughout the story I m excited to add this title to my classroom library, and [...]

    20. Kellee on said:

      Reviewed at teachmentortexts 2013 Things I loved about this book Cop show allusions This is the city Kalamazoo City Population 75,000 By day, it s bright, vibrant metropolis, the kind of city where dreams come true It is a mecca of business, the arts, sports, and cuisine, and, at the center of it all, the gleaming facade of Pandini Tower, the jewel of Kalamazoo City Those who don t live here dream of making it here And those who do, well, they know that there s just no city like it.But it is a d [...]

    21. Brenda on said:

      Platypus Police Squad takes place in the fictional city of Kalamazoo where rookie detective Rick Zengo has just been paired up with his new partner veteran Corey O Malley Zengo s grandfather was notorious on the force and he often wonders if he can live up to the family name Their first case involves a school teacher who has gone missing with only a bag of illegal fish left behind Signs seem to point to Frank Pandini Jr but without hard evidence the detectives may have to look further Krosoczka [...]

    22. Samantha on said:

      A rookie cop gets paired with a seasoned pro and assigned to a case that reeks of fish While the odd couple partners work out their professional relationship they also take risks to prove their instincts are solid even in the face of contradictory evidence.This book was just okay for me I wanted to love it I wanted to laugh out loud and be feverishly turning the pages toward the epic conclusion, but I wasn t The story ends on a cliffhanger which means a second volume is surely on its way, but I [...]

    23. Katie Bruce on said:

      Eh This one get a big old meh from me as an adult reader I really wanted to like this one too For kids, I m sure this one will be much appealing Platypus Police officers who fight crime with boomerangs instead of guns I did like that part But the plot was fairly straightforward and relied a LOT on cop drama hard boiled detective mystery tropes The tone of the novel was a little hard to get into because it reads like the narrator in Dragnet Very clipped sentences and lots of character accents th [...]

    24. Jennifer Heise on said:

      I picked this up because of its partial cartoon format and its reputation for offbeat humor, hoping my son a big Perry the Platypus fan would like it Well, it s a bit too much mystery and not enough weird for him, I think, but I enjoyed it Ok, I did wonder why the entire police force of a very species diverse city would be made up just of platypuses, but hey Let that go The classic police story of the young rookie with a family connection to live up to, the older and somewhat slow partner, the h [...]

    25. Blake Ty-ohni on said:

      As Written by me at Saguaro Moon Reviewssaguaromoonreviews p 561Platypus Police Squad is a children s mystery book by Jarrett J Krosoczka Featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O Malley who get a call about a crime down at the docks The missing school teacher and a duffle bag full of illegal fish are what they are in search of With Zengo being an eager rookie and O Malley being a seasoned detective with an interest of hot dogs, the two have to put their differences aside to so [...]

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