The Platypus Police Squad

by Jennifer


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Zengo is a new police officer in Kalamazoo City. His partner is the seasoned O’Malley. The two personalities play off each other beautifully as they are trying to uncover an illegal fish dealing ring. The characters are original and funny and suspicious, making for a fun mystery.

This video gives a great idea of the tone and the story:

My 9-year-old son and I read Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked as a read-aloud. We both loved it! It was made especially better with the voices that I felt the characters embodied — a Keanu Reeves voice for Zengo and a crusty Lou Grant voice for O’Malley. When Kyle was taking a turn reading, he happened to come upon the fisherman, and produced an awesome Boston accent.

I asked Kyle what he liked about the book. He said with a big smile, “It was just great all in all.” This is a sparse review, I release (from both of us), but we give the book two thumbs up!

You can also get the free resource from the publisher’s site: Zengo and O’Malley’s Rookie Rules to enhance your enjoyment of the book.

Come back tomorrow for my write-up of the two video casts I watched of his virtual booklaunch (link added here), learning all sorts of stuff from Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marjorie June 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I have a grandson that would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.


2 Cindy Brooks June 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I’m looking for great summer reads for our 10 year old grandson. This sounds like a good one!
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3 Ellen B June 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm

this looks like a fun book


4 Tammy Gordon June 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

My daughter would love this!


5 Jupiter June 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

My kiddo would love this. And we need more good reads for this summer!


6 Liz June 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

My great-nieces and nephews are too young or old but then I realized my friend’s son is 9. Perfect. So, please enter my name.


7 Anne June 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm

What a lovely book for my grandson.


8 Wendy M June 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm

My son would love this. We are always looking for great reads.


9 Jennifer July 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

You won! Please reply to this email notification with your shipping address.


10 Wendy M July 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I’ve sent an email with my address.

Thanks so much! My son will love it.


11 Staci A June 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

My 8 year old would love this! It looks like a fun book!


12 Jeanna June 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

My 8yr old has become quite the bookworm this summer! He’d enjoy this!


13 Jessica Tan June 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

My son would love this!


14 Narathip Wall June 22, 2013 at 3:01 am

I would love to win this book for my daughter.


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