Friday, October 8, 2010
SPLURCH ACADEMY FOR DISRUPTIVE BOYS: THE BIZARRO BEETLE
by Julie Berry and illustrated by Sally Gardner
Published August 19th 2010 by Grosset & Dunlap
Paperback, 208 pages
Placement in the Pile: Reaching New Heights!
With Cody's arch-nemesis, Headmaster Farley, banished from the school, Cody should be celebrating . . . but something is bothering him, eating at him . . . literally gnawing on him. Dark forces are on the rise at Splurch Academy and Cody Mack isn't sure which side of the battle he's on.
Julie Berry and Sally Gardner do it again! In fact I think I liked this second book in the series even more. We didn't have to spend time getting to know the characters, we could just jump right into the silly and yet sinister plot. For a moment there I was even sincerely worried for our protagonist Cody Mack! If you like the first one you'll love this second one!
Without giving too much info, I think there isn't much else to say. These books are worth it. Now everyone go buy them and let your boys (and girls) own and destroy these books as they devour them!
Local Utah readers, want to know where you can not only get these books but meet Julie? (Who is seriously made of awesome-sauce!) Check out one of these events! (you can click on the image if you need to see it bigger)
And don't forget to sign up to win signed copies of these first two Splurch books, and many other books for boys! HERE.