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The Transmogrification Of Roscoe Wizzle

David Elliott

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ISBN 10: 0606301844 / ISBN 13: 9780606301848
Published by Demco Media
Used Condition: VERY GOOD
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2668761791

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Title: The Transmogrification Of Roscoe Wizzle

Publisher: Demco Media

Binding: Turtleback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Read by David Krumholtz
Approx. 2 hrs.
2 cassettes

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. The sign showed a big picture of 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. The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle takes a hilarious and surreal look at just what can happen when you get too much of a good thing.

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Roscoe Wizzle notices many things. For instance, the way really weird situations can seem really normal. Or how "you never really know what you're going to think or when you're going to think it." Or the fact that there are "at least five different kinds of minutes"--from the Rubber Band to the Firecracker to the Sleeping Beauty. But the one thing that Roscoe somehow doesn't notice is that he is transmogrifying into a giant bug. (Roscoe quickly recounts the possible reasons for this oversight, beginning with "1. I don't spend much time looking into a mirror. Why should I? I am only ten years old.")

What's worse is that this transformation might have something to do with the way kids have been disappearing from all over Roseville, including Charlie Bog and Judy Pongarongatong. And, however unlikely it may seem, there could be some connection with Gussy's--the place that serves Jungle Drum burgers alongside Jungle fries and Quicksand shakes.

Will Roscoe and his "certified genius" pal Kinchy suss out what's up before it's too late and Roscoe's become a bug for good? Sit back and let Roscoe tell the tale, and--in between hearing about Roscoe's dad the cymbal tester and why an almost 74-year-old secretary became a jujitsu black belt--you'll surely find out. David Elliott, all wry wit, seems to have had quite a good time with his debut novel. (Ages 7 to 10) --Paul Hughes

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