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Frog Freakout

Frog Freakout (Library Binding)

By Sparkes, Ali
Illustrated by Collins, Ross

Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

ISBN 9781467721110
Barcode 9781467721110
Published 1 January 2014 by Darby Creek Publishing
Format Library Binding
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Series W.I.T.C.H. (part: 07)
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ISBN-13 9781467721110
ISBN-10 1467721115
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Darby Creek Publishing
Imprint Darby Creek Publishing
Publication Date 1 January 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Sparkes, Ali
Illustrated by Collins, Ross
Series W.I.T.C.H. (part: 07)
Category Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Science Fiction
English Language Readers
Number of Pages 88
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age 7-11 years
Reading Age 7-11 years
Library of Congress Science fiction, Brothers, Camps, Frogs, Twins
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Surprise! Mad scientist Petty Potts is the new counselor at Josh and Danny's summer camp. And she just happens to be hiding some bottles of her extraordinary serum inside her raincoat. Now she can turn the boys into amphibians! Josh and Danny vow to stay away from Petty's S.W.I.T.C.H. formula, but when their new friend Pippa gets into trouble, they know there's only one option: find Petty and get hopping! If everything goes to plan, they should be back in plenty of time to perform in the camp play . . . if their webbed feet EVER wear off!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Midway through this 14-volume British series, mad scientist Petty Potts follows her favorite experimental subjects, twins Josh and Danny Phillips, to summer camp with a new body-transforming concoction. At this point, the storyline is just treading water. Having contrived to lift her buddies' confiscated video games from the mean camp counsellor's lockbox, reckless Charlie inadvertently drops the box's key into a pond. Fortunately, Petty Potts has just arrived on the scene with a spray bottle of AMPHISWITCH, (the last syllable is an acronym for 'Serum Which Instigates Total Cellular Hijack'), and in no time, the three children have been changed into small frogs. To the twins, who have been repeatedly turned into bugs in previous episodes, it's all routine, but Charlie delightedly leaps into her new identity. Thanks to a hungry heron, she nearly croaks too, but following a narrow escape and froggy horseplay, the key is recovered and the games returned in the nick of time. Moreover, the physical effects turn out to be temporary--more or less. Collins supplies plenty of line drawings featuring wide-eyed children and amphibians. Sparkes tucks in a little natural history (as a frog, Danny discovers that insects '[taste] good! Like Cheetos') and closes with a reading list, along with a lead-in to future misadventures. Not much of a leap, plotwise, but it should hop off shelves where the series has spawned fans. --Kirkus Reviews --Journal

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Author's Bio

Before she became an author, Ali worked as a singer, journalist, magazine editor, assistant to a juggling unicyclist, and comedy columnist on BBC Radio. Ali describes herself as, at heart, an 11-year-old boy, and as a child spent a lot of time building forts, climbing trees, and digging up stuff.

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