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Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked
by Author/Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka
TLA Bluebonnet Nominee
2014 Kids Wings Award Book

An English Professor frog who is targeted by an illegal fish dealer
A young rookie platypus cop who is paired with an veteran platypus cop
A jailed panda mobster's slick son who returns to take control of the city
An aging turtle secretary who can't keep up
A flashy lizard wearing a fedora who pops up everywhere
A kangaroo bouncer
An angry lobster who has to settle for school mascot
A suave young fox who's making moves on an old police platypus's daughter

These are the characters.
This is the city.
Kalamazoo City.
The problem?
Synthetic fish.
Who is the illegal fish dealer?
Join the detectives.
Unflappable platypi.
Read the book.
Figure it out.

The story you are about to read is not true.
The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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In Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett Krosoczka, revives the popular 1950s television show, DRAGNET, in this hysterically punny parody. The characters have been transformed to platypi. Detective Joe Friday has become Detective Rick Zengo, a platypus. Detective Bill Gannon has become Detective Corey O'Malley, an older platypus. While the platypi in new version dress and often sound like the originals, their physical characteristics dictate changes ... instead of occasionally investigating tire tracks on "hands and knees," the new detectives have to use "flippers and knees." They share the universal police concerns for truth, justice, and the American Way. (Oops, sorry, that's Superman, but you get the picture.) You will love this comical satirical police story, the fun of problem solving the unusual mystery, and the anticipation of waiting for Krosoczks's next platyirical book!

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Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked
by Jarrett Krosoczka

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Dragnet Episode on YouTube: The Big Explosion

You can purchase the 42-page literature guide PLUS 53-slide interactive Jeopardy-type game for Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked for immediate download! Only $17.95!
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The Kids Wings 42-page literature guide PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is now available!

This Kids Wings Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Who's Who in the Platypus Police Squad, A Logic Puzzle
Research: Platypus
Research: Illegal Drugs
Detective Notes
Where in the USA is a Model for Kalamazoo City?
The Crime and A Rookie on the Job, A Readers' Theater Introduction
Words that Paint Pictures: Tracking Figures of Speech
Character Studies
5 pages of Chapter Vocabulary and Predict-Read-Confirm
2 pages of Multiple Choice Comprehension
2 pages of Visualizing the Text Comprehension
Crossword Puzzle
3 Drop-down Logic Puzzles
Analogies
Summarizing, A Cloze Activity
Summarizing in Writing
Discussion and Writing Prompts
Tracking Time, Comparing in the Timeline
9-Page Mock Trial Guide

Answer Pages
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game






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Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is included in the Kids Wings Trials and Courage Collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books all on one convenient CD. Included are 848 pages of activities in 22 titles PLUS 18 "Jeopardy-type" games! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Trials and Courage Collection, you can get 29 literature guides for only $25, or less than $1 each! This is probably the greatest bargain in the USA, as long as quantities last!



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