Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet by Kirk Scroggs

Tales of a Sixth-Grade MuppetTales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet by Kirk Scroggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Published 2011.

This is a cute, quirky book in a style similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, but I would say for a slightly younger audience (probably grades 3-5).

The story's main character, Danvers Blickensderfer, idolizes The Great Gonzo (yes, the Muppet). Danvers spends his time trying to perform stunts reminiscent of those of Gonzo on the old Muppet Show. Danvers is not the most popular kid in school nor the most academic or athletic. He tends to have the same level of success with stunts as Gonzo did back in the day. Danvers life takes a turn when he mysteriously transforms into a Muppet version of himself.

The book is silly and corny, but a fun, easy read. I think elementary-aged students would enjoy it, but adults who recall the original Muppet Show would appreciate the references and jokes, too.


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