"Here is a Story That's Stranger Than Strange..."

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011

by Robert Paul Weston

Zorgamazoo has to be the quirkiest book I've ever read. For one thing, it's all in rhyme. For another, it's the story of an adventurous girl and a not-quite-so-adventurous Zorgle who set out to rescue the Zorgles of Zorgamazoo, and end up saving the world from the terrible fate of boredom.

Katrina Katrell was an extremely likable, plucky heroine. The descriptions were witty and the book was loads of fun. Now I wish that every book was told in rhyme.

If Roald Dahl and Dr. Seuss had teamed up to write a book, Zorgamazoo would have probably been the result.

So if you've no time for whimsical things,
for pirates and gadgets and creatures and kings,
if you spurn the fantastic to never return
for it's not your concern.

Favorite Line:
"Hey You!" she cried out./"Do you want some advice?/How 'bout/kidnapping /people is not/very nice!"

Objectionable content: A few mentions of bodily functions.

Related Reads:
James and the Giant Peach-Roald Dahl
A House Called Awful End-Philip Ardagh
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator-Roald Dahl


Marian August 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM  

I'd never heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting...thanks for the review!

Sananora August 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

I don't know if I could stand a whole book in rhyme, maybe I should go pick one up...

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