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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316183024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316183024
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kirk Scroggs is one quarter Muppet by birth. As a child, he used his Pigs in Space lunch box for so long, his mom finally declared it a rusty, toxic health hazard and gave it to his little brother. Originally from Austin, Texas, Kirk now lives in Los Angeles where he enjoys doodling, spray tans, and writing important literature like Wiley and Grampa's Creature Features: Hair Ball From Outer Space.

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My son LOVES these books!
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Was a substantial enough read to not make it feel like a "baby book", but the scattered illustrations also made it a fun read that kept his attention.
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Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will enjoy this light, funny book from author Kirk Scroggs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paruer on August 23, 2011
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I love Kirk Scrogg's Tales of a Sixth Grade Muppet! The Wiley and Grandpa series was great and this one brings his same zany sense of humor to a familiar cast of characters. The youngsters in your life will love it (plus you get to read it when they are done).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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Danvers Blickensderfer loved Gonzo The Great from the Muppets. We was always trying to do dangerous and wacky stunts just like Gonzo. In fact, he loves gonzo so much he wished he could be just like Gonzo. Well, he got his wish. When he woke up the next day, he ACTUALLY BECAME a Muppet! His skin was orange and felty, he had a purple nose, his hair was too yellow and he was a bit too skinny. This was NOT what Danvers wanted! How was he going to survive going to school as a Muppet?!? It was all made better because he actually got a job helping out Gonzo The Great on The Muppet Show! Danvers gets to meet all the Muppets and really likes his job, but he still feels he doesn't fit in with other kids. Dr. Honeydew gives Danvers the choice to change back to a human. Will Danvers choose to or will it go all wrong...(**hint** it goes all wrong!)?

This book was SUPER funny! I thought the story was very unique (and it helps that I really like the Muppets). There are illustrations all throughout the book and they helped me visualize what was going on in the story. Like when Beaker had to hold up Bunsen Honeydew over his head while he was on ice -THAT was a really funny picture! The book would be great even without all the humor and illustrations because I thought the story was good and it kept me interested. I think the book is also good for young readers because it doesn't have any inappropriate things in it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Carraway on June 6, 2013
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I love that as soon as I cut open the box, my eight year old plops down on the couch to read. He loves this series. It's hard to find chapter books for boys and this series hits the mark.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M. Strunak on June 1, 2013
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My children who are 10 and 12 love this book. They are big Muppet fans. They find the books very funny and wait for the next one to be issued.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Danvers Blickensderfer is a huge fan of the Muppets and longs to be just like Gonzo. He even writes essays in school about why Gonzo is his hero, why Gonzo's a great American, etc. Danvers is constantly making up new stunts in emulation of his hero. One night, Danvers is woken from his sleep by a bright flash of green light. The next morning when he gets out of bed he discovers that he has been transformed into a Muppet. Strange things start happening to Danvers as he and his family try to discover what caused his transformation while Danvers adjusts to his new life as a sixth grade Muppet.

As a lifelong fan of the Muppets, I wasn't sure what to expect from TALES OF A SIXTH GRADE MUPPET. I was a bit leery of reading a new and original novel that involved the Muppets. My initial hesitation was unfounded and I was pleasantly surprised and quite pleased with the book. Kirk Scroggs has done a fine job of taking the humor of the Muppets and transferring it into the pages of a young adult novel. The story is told in a format made famous by the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID books: there are all sorts of illustrations, side quotes, etc. in the margins of the text that further support and expand the story. For instance, instead of just describing what happened at an event, there's an actual doodle or illustration of the scene complete with side comments in verbal bubbles from other characters. This type of writing fits well with this new Muppet story. Some of the Muppets that make an appearance in the book are Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Scooter, Animal, Dr. Teeth and the rest of the Electric Mayhem Band, Dr. Honeydew, Beaker, Sam the Eagle, Rowlf, and Statler and Waldorf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids Book Reviews on January 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Growing up a Muppets fans, I adored this book and it's one my son enjoyed just as much as I did. Scroggs does a great job at staying true to the humor and misadventures that the Muppets are known for. I thought it was really creative in the way the story is told, which is through a kid name Danvers who wakes up one morning to find himself now a Muppet. Not only do readers get a behind the scenes glance of all that goes in the Muppet's world, but it was really cool to see how a huge fan of the Muppet's himself tries to adjust being one now.

The story is told in an engaging way with plenty of humor, mixed in with illustrations and words that were a bit similar to the way Diary of a Wimpy Kid is written. I think this style of story telling is great for reluctant readers or kids who easily get bored with a bunch of text. Within the illustrations are some hilarious jokes and mis adventures that happen with the Muppets. I loved that a lot of my favorite Muppets are featured in this story, as well as some new ones that fit in perfectly with Danvers. Scroggs does a fabulous job at introducing a new generation to all of the Muppets from the original show with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter, Gonzo, Animal and the Electric Mayham Band, Beaker and Dr. Bunson Honeydew (who try to unsuccessfully return Danvers back to being a human), Sam the Eagle, Rowlf, and Fozzie. This story wouldn't be complete the famous duo of Statler, Waldorf who are of course constantly poking fun at everything that goes on and start heckling Danvers from the moment he becomes a Muppet.

This story is written in a way I'd except a Muppets book to be written. There's plenty of laugh out loud moments, jokes and puns that both tween readers as well as their parents will get a good laugh at.
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More About the Author

Kirk was born and raised in Austin, Texas. In kindergarten, Kirk's teachers were so impressed with his demented drawings of zombies, witches and monsters that they often called his parents and even recommended a few "experts" take a look at Kirk's work. Thankfully, for Kirk's poor Mother, he grew out of his monster kick and went on to study film at the University of Texas which inspired him to move to sunny Los Angeles to pursue his dream of working retail and living in a luxury un-air-conditioned apartment. After years of reassessment, reflection and hard work, Kirk has finally realized his true calling... drawing demented pictures of zombies, witches and monsters.


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