>> 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
PUT THIS BOOK DOWN...
for it's not your concern.
"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.
James and the Giant Peach-Roald Dahl
A House Called Awful End-Philip Ardagh
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator-Roald Dahl