Monday, March 16, 2009

Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

"Here is a story that's stranger than strange.
Before we begin you may want to arrange:
a blanket,
a cushion,
a comfortable seat,
and maybe some cocoa and something to eat."

Katrina Katrell escapes from her evil guardian, Mrs. Kabrone, in order to avoid having the "naughty bits" cut out of her brain by an equally evil surgeon, Doctor LeFang. She joins Morty Yorgle in his search for the missing zorgles of Zorgamazoo, encountering unusual beasts along the way, such a windigo:

"The creature was big. No, bigger than big,
and covered with hair like a velvety wig.
It had sinewy arms and a generous shape,
resembling some sort of unusual ape.
Its shoulders were sloped. Its knuckles were long.
It might well have come from the Kingdom of Kong."

A wacky adventure told entirely in rhyming couplets. What fun! Great for reading out loud. Will appeal to young fans of Lemony Snicket.

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