The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle

The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle

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by David Elliot, David Krumholtz
     
 
"The wacky plot and quirky details . . . will appeal to young and reluctant readers who like their fiction light and offbeat."— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Roscoe Wizzle used to be a normal ten-year-old kid. But that was before a sign reading COMING SOON! GUSSY'S! sprang up in a vacant lot. A sign showing Gussy Gorilla eating a Jungle Drum-just

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"The wacky plot and quirky details . . . will appeal to young and reluctant readers who like their fiction light and offbeat."— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Roscoe Wizzle used to be a normal ten-year-old kid. But that was before a sign reading COMING SOON! GUSSY'S! sprang up in a vacant lot. A sign showing Gussy Gorilla eating a Jungle Drum-just about the biggest hamburger in the world. Roscoe Wizzle, hamburger fan, was a normal kid all right . . . until he started turning into a bug! David Elliott’s debut novel takes a hilarious and surreal look at what can happen when you get too much of a good thing.

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From the very first page of this debut novel from David Elliot, readers are in for a quirky and mysterious ride. Ten-year-old Roscoe Wizzle lives in a pink house with his father, who works in a cymbal factory and whose his nerves are shot, and his mother, who has made a career out of being an orphan and who serves her family tuna casserole and mashed potatoes every single day. No wonder Roscoe is excited when a new burger joint called Gussy's opens up in town.

Soon Roscoe is eating at Gussy's every night while he and his best friend, Kinchy (who happens to be a genius), start to nose around a series of strange abductions in the area. But in the midst of their investigation they notice that something funny is happening to Roscoe: He's beginning to turn into a bug -- just like all the other abductees. Elliot uses a cast of eccentric, flawed, and oddball characters to tell an irresistibly appealing, and somewhat gross, story sure to appeal to preteens. (Amy Barkat)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807205013
Publisher:
Listening Library, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.57(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The dialogue's zippy, it is a bit zany, a Kafka-like treat for readers age 7 and up. It's also tantamount to impossible not to like David Elliot's funny, upbeat farce. First off, you can't expect Roscoe to be an average youngster - his parents, Waldo and Wilma Wizzle, are unlikely nurturers. Dad, is a cymbal tester, and Mom is an orphan who graces their dining table with either mashed potatoes or tuna surprise. But the surprise isn't really in the tuna - it's in what happens to the town's youngsters when a Gussy's Restaurant franchise opens. What happens to Roscoe after ingesting countless 'Jungle Drums,' the world's largest hamburgers, is downright shocking. Not to worry though when Roscoe and his best buddy, a vegetarian and amateur anthropologist, put their minds to it, nothing stops them. David Krumholtz offers a zestful reading of this laugh provoking tale.