Frogosaurus Vs. The Bog Monster (Monstrous Stories Series #3)

Frogosaurus Vs. The Bog Monster (Monstrous Stories Series #3)

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Funny, lighthearted monster stories that are perfect for young readers, brought to us by the esteemed Dr. Roach.

Twins Sammy and Tammy love the quiet Boggy Marshes near their home. They're full of strange creatures and creepy plants. But a local business tycoon named Maximus Sneer has a plan to drain the marshes dry and cover them with houses, stores, and

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Funny, lighthearted monster stories that are perfect for young readers, brought to us by the esteemed Dr. Roach.

Twins Sammy and Tammy love the quiet Boggy Marshes near their home. They're full of strange creatures and creepy plants. But a local business tycoon named Maximus Sneer has a plan to drain the marshes dry and cover them with houses, stores, and parking lots. When the twins hear about it, they quickly get to work protesting Sneer's scheme.

But little does anyone know that two very big problems are growing in the marshes. All the pumping and draining awakens a pair of giant monsters who are both out for one thing. Revenge!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
Sammy and his twin sister, Tammy, are on the lookout for samples for their school science project. During their search they learn that the public Marshland called Boggy Marshes has been fenced in so that no one can use it anymore. Maximus Sheer plans to build buildings and other structures right on top of Boggy Marshes. The children also hear that Sheer wants to rule the world! Boggy Marshes is disappearing before the twins’ eyes. What can be done to stop Sneer’s plans? The twins decide to alert their friends and start a public protest. Sneer starts to dry up the land but he unearths blobs of mud that move and become scary creatures that do not like their deep, muddy home being disturbed. Frogosaurus, a green creature covered with blobs of mud, rises up and shows his long tongue. As everyone watches the mud, a larger monster appears. Knight’s black, grey, and white drawings fill the pages as the monsters begin to battle. People in the town rush to see what is happening and the police are called, but no one knows what to do. When the monsters tire of fighting each other, they rush at the gathered crowd. The largest Bog Monster seems to get taller and taller as the mud clings to his skin. Something has to be done quickly. The twins have a way of taking care of the monsters by drying one out and watering the other. Sad and soggy are two words to describe the events that transpire. Even Sneer learns a good lesson at the end. This is the third title in the “Monstrous Stories” series. Reviewer: Enid Portnoy; Ages 7 to 9.
Kirkus Reviews
Twins Sammy and Tammy save their town from not one, but two monsters loosed by a villainous land developer in this eco-themed muckfest. Booted out of Boggy Marshes when real estate magnate Maximus Sneer begins draining the wetland's water into an old quarry, Sammy and Tammy indignantly organize a public protest. This turns out to be less effective in squelching Sneer's schemes than the newly re-hydrated frog monster that rises from the quarry and the 20-story-high mud monster that oozes up from the marsh's thickened slime. After battling each other to a messy draw, Frogosaurus and the Bog Monster proceed to turn their attention toward terrorizing the tiny townsfolk--notably Sneer, whose sneers change to moans for his mommy. Quickly, the twins arrange a mass barbecue to fatally desiccate the former and enlist the fire department to hose the latter down into a mass of goo. Dr. Roach, a nattily attired insect, plays impresario for the all-action episode (more are on the way). It's presented in short chapters of easily digestible narrative with black-and-white cartoon scenes on every page. Younger reluctant readers and recent early-reader grads alike will glory in this unlikely romp's broad menu of creature-feature clichés. (Fantasy. 7-9)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545425568
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
Monstrous Stories Series, #3
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
196,440
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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