The Platypus Police Squad Book 1: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J. Krosoczka



The Platypus Police Squad Book 1: The Frog Who Croaked

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

240 pages – ages 8+
Published by Walden Pond Press on May 7, 2013


Rick Zengo was excited. It was his first day for his new job. Zengo was going to be joining Kalamazoo City’s police force, the Platypus Police Squad (PPS for short). He spilled some hot chocolate on his partner in the first hour. On the second hour, they get a case about an illegal fish exchange gone wrong. But, that’s not important. Nope, not at all. We’re talking about Zengo’s first hour at work. So… He spilled some hot chocolate on his grumpy (but kindly) partner, Corey O’Malley, and they both got made fun of by two over-confident platypi detectives (can someone lend a helping mouse? 😉 Platypi or platypuses?). It was a perfectly normal hour. Nothing out of the ordinary. No wondering if the local billionaire panda is behind the fish exchange. No fretting over where the school professor was who apparently disappeared at the fish exchange. Not a minute spent over worrying that a night club owned by the billionaire panda is behind the illegal fish market. No pondering how many hot dogs Corey O’Malley can eat at a time. Nope. None of that. Now, on the other hand, about that second hour…

THIS WAS HILARIOUS!!! The title is a wonderfully done pun and a marvelous hooker! The book was well done and was fun to read. I read it in one day. Mr. Krosoczkais a great author who has a way of creating a wacky world that pulls you in and only lets you out when the mystery has been solved. Detective Rick Zengo is a great guy, er… platypus… who tries to do the best he can, even if he messes up sometimes. I love all the goofy characters in the book. This is a fun book! I already read Book 2 (see my review HERE) which prompted me to go back and read book 1. I am glad I did (and obviously you don’t have to read the books in order to enjoy them!)! I am already waiting for the third book…

yup still waiting…

…someone please tell Mr. Krosoczka I’m waiting…

okay, okay I’ll get on with it –

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks


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18 replies

  1. Sounds awesome, Erik! Great review. Interesting on the name front. This is from Wikipedia: Scientists generally use “platypuses” or simply “platypus”. Colloquially, the term “platypi” is also used for the plural, although this is technically incorrect and a form of pseudo-Latin; the correct Greek plural would be “platypodes”.

  2. This sounds like a great summer tween read because it is so funny. Kids need to laugh!
    I just realized last night when I was on my blog that I wasn’t following you. Then it hit me I hadn’t seen posts from you for a while. Thought maybe you were on summer break. Anyway, I fixed the situation.

  3. This looks pretty funny, crazy!

  4. Super funny sounding! I love goofy characters that make you laugh. Great review, SuperKid!

  5. Nice, engaging review. I thought you wee away camping? Huh. Time flies when frogs croak. Books looks interesting. Might have to check out this one. No hot chocolate.

  6. This one sounds hilarious! I can see you really liked it. So how many books did you read while camping?

  7. Ha! That title IS hilarious! And it sounds like the book is as funny as the title!

  8. The book cover alone looks like a lot of fun. 🙂


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