Thursday, March 13, 2014

Books That Will Make Kids Fans of the Muppets

With the new Muppet movie on the horizon, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a book that celebrates all things Muppet!  For the love of Kermit, this is not one to be missed!

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Title:      Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet

Author:  Kirk Scroggs

Target:   Grades 3-6

Series:    Yes

What this book is about: 
Danvers Blikensderfer is a sixth grader whose hero is Gonzo, in fact he has a Gonzo T-shirt for every day of the week.  However, when Danvers is exposed to a freak flash of light one evening, he wakes up transformed - into a muppet!  As luck would have it, there is an opening for an intern at the Muppet Theater and Danvers is full steam ahead planning for the local talent show with this zany crew.

Why I love this book: 
I had forgotten how funny the muppets can be, and I am talking classic muppets here, not Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit. but Animal, Fozzie Bear, Sam the Eagle and Statler and Waldorf.  Their jokes are corny and clever, but the best part is that they will keep you in stitches.

I love that Scroggs is introducing the Muppets to a whole new generation of kids.  While my son was not initially familiar with all the characters, he picked up their personalities quickly and read the book cover to cover in one day!

Who this book is for:
This is an illustrated novel, meaning pictures and comic portions of the story are on each page.  Kids who like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid format will quickly see the similarities in the way the story is presented.  Good for kids who like funny stories and corny jokes.

Final thoughts: 
I want to be Statler and Waldorf when I grow up!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.

Of course, if you want to be even more versed in these beloved characters, and really who doesn't, don't forget to check out the new Muppet encyclopedia.  It is essential reading for any muppet fan!

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