The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle by David Elliott

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Oh no! Roscoe Wizzle is turning into a bug! Could it have anything to do with that stranger walking around town in a gorilla suit? Or is it because Roscoe has eaten one too many Jungleburgers from Gussy’s, the hottest restaurant to hit Roseville since the tornado came to town and carried off that old lady, rocking chair and all? Worse yet, will Roscoe be the next kid to disappear from Roseville?

It will take Roscoe and his best friend, “certified genius” Kinchy Boomer, to solve the mystery of Roscoe’s trans-mog-ri-fi-ca-tion. Along the way, they’ll meet a seventy-three and a half year old lady who just happens to be an expert in ju-jitsu, a boy who has already grown a lovely set of antennae, and a teacher who gives his pupils spelling words he knows they can’t spell.

Fast-paced, hilarious and full of heart, The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle is a favorite with both kids and teachers. Nominated for many state book awards and appearing on school and library reading lists across the country, it’s the perfect book for avid and reluctant readers alike. Especially good for that boy in your life (but girls love it, too). And by the way, don’t worry if you don’t know the meaning of that fancy word, transmogrification. It’s all spelled out in the book. Gr 2-4
 

About David Elliott

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David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including the Evangeline Mudd novels and And Here’s to You!, a New York Times bestselling picture book illustrated by Randy Cecil. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published May 17, 2012 by BookBaby. 57 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Young Roscoe learns this disgusting lesson almost too late when, after six months of nightly Gussy’s “Jungle Drum” burgers, he suddenly discovers that he’s beginning to resemble a praying mantis.

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A fourth grader leads a fairly ordinary life until strange things start happening, and he finds himself undergoing a Kafka-esque metamorphosis.

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Ten-year-old Roscoe Wizzle considers himself pretty normal, even though he lives in a pink house and his oblivious parents, who make the same thing for dinner every night (tuna noodle surprise or instant mashed potatoes), would seem odd to anyone.

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Soon after, there are big changes for Roscoe, too --- he starts turning into a bug!

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