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The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle
     

The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle

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by David Elliott
 

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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

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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:
9780763618803
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/12/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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The Transmogrification Of Roscoe Wizzle 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My third grade teacher read this to our class. We loved this book because it was creepy in a good way! We want to read it again and would love a sequel! We even wrote stories about how WE transmogrified into weird things! Thank you so much for this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom read this book to my sister, my brother, and me, and we just loved it. We couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audio cassettes of The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle with my little cousin and they were a lot of fun. Actor David Krumholtz does a great job with his read.