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Jo Nesbo is the most successful Norwegian author of all time. His books are published in twenty-five different languages globally, and he is widely recognized as one of Europe's foremost crime writers. This is his first children's book. Mike Lowery's work has been in galleries and publications worldwide and he is currently working on several books for children. He lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit him at ArgyleAcademy.com.
"Large helpings of whimsy, humerous black-and-white illustrations, and the occasional fart joke, provide plenty of silliness." -Booklist, January 2012
Gr 4-6-When Lisa and her friend Nilly notice suspicious tracks by their school, they look to oddball inventor Doctor Proctor for help and learn that sock-stealing space chameleons have taken over Norway and are threatening war with Denmark. Lisa, Nilly, and Doctor Proctor enlist some help and embark on a mission to find the exiled Norwegian king, hopeful that he can regain control of the population. A blanket of ridiculousness coats every character, description, and situation in the story. Potty humor mixes with sheer goofiness, making for a number of immature laughs. The story is fairly well paced, but many kids will predict what's going to happen, which might cause interest to wane. Occasional black-and-white illustrations add a nice visual element. This is a lighthearted romp with humor, mystery, and a bit of adventure. Fans of farce should take note.-Travis Jonker, Wayland Union Schools, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.