The Ostrich Conspiracy (Platypus Police Squad Series #2)

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The second installment in kid-lit star Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s monotreme police procedural,
Platypus Police Squad

This is the city. Kalamazoo City. Platypuses work here. They carry a badge. They’re called the Platypus Police Squad.

Detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley might have just cracked KC’s illegal fish trade, but crime never sleeps in Kalamazoo City. This time, it strikes the Kalamazoo City Dome: the...

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Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy

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Overview

The second installment in kid-lit star Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s monotreme police procedural,
Platypus Police Squad

This is the city. Kalamazoo City. Platypuses work here. They carry a badge. They’re called the Platypus Police Squad.

Detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley might have just cracked KC’s illegal fish trade, but crime never sleeps in Kalamazoo City. This time, it strikes the Kalamazoo City Dome: the city’s newest attraction, the largest indoor/outdoor amusement complex in the country, and the shooting site for worldwide celebrity Chase Mercy’s newest blockbuster action film. The mayor has staked his reputation on making sure the grand opening goes just as planned—but the opening night is nothing short of a disaster, and the PPS suspects foul play. But will our two heroes be able to dig up the dirt on the Dome before anyone else is hurt?

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“These duck-billed detectives really deliver!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483004037
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2014
  • Series: Platypus Police Squad Series, #2
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 7.23 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of several picture books and middle-grade graphic novels. He received a contract for his first book just six months after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design. His award-winning books have since been short-listed in several national publications and have grabbed the attention of Hollywood—the Punk Farm and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films. With new picture books and new Lunch Lady books on the horizon, Krosoczka is happily living out his childhood dream in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he resides with his wife and daughter and their pug, Ralph Macchio.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    I have not read the first book in this series, but after reading

    I have not read the first book in this series, but after reading this one, I’m going to pick it up. I love that the characters are animals. I think animal characters leave more room for humor and Mr. Krosoczka takes advantage of that (for example, a walrus owns a contractor company, and chameleon runs a newspaper). The book is hilarious. The story is well written and the plot is solid. There are black and white sketchy illustrations scattered throughout the book that breaks the text up and add to the story. They also make it more funny (if that is possible)! I also like that, in this book series, Mr. Krosoczka doesn’t have guns. The replacement is a boomerang. I think that that is great because, a) boomerangs are cool, and b) it makes the book more appropriate for younger kids.
    *NOTE I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    This is the second book in the Platypus Police Squad series,

    This is the second book in the Platypus Police Squad series, and it has just as much mystery and action as the first. I read both books to my daughter and she loved them. She keeps asking if there is another one.

    In this installment, Zengo and O'Malley are out to discover who sabotaged the opening night of Kalamazoo City's newest attraction. They follow the clues, have a few action packed chases, and even have some well-timed rescues. These two platypus detectives are a heap of fun to read about. I would recommend this series to kids ages 8-12 that like mysteries, cops, and detective work.

    These books have great characters, solid writing, and plenty of action to keep kids glued to the page. The illustrations are plentiful and add just the right amount of visual for the age group.

    Content: Clean

    Source: I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2014

    Awesome Book

    Okay so I read thus book and it is AMAZING!!! You hav eto buy this

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2015

    Clues

    Tell me about this book anyone

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