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Beetle blast

Beetle blast

Sparkes, Ali; Collins, Ross

Josh & Danny are on a day out with the local nature group, but when they accidentally eat a muffin laced with S.W.I.T.C.H. formula, they experience the real dangers of pond life first hand. But life as a pond beetle is the least of their problems as a mysterious stranger is out to get them

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 7+. Adventure. Adventure stories.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Ali Sparkes ; illustrated by Ross Collins
ISBN: 0192729373, 9780192729378
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 121 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: S.W.I.T.C.H. ; 6
Subject: Danny (Fictitious character : Sparkes) Juvenile fiction.; Metamorphosis Juvenile fiction.; Women scientists Juvenile fiction.; Josh (Fictitious character : Sparkes) Juvenile fiction.; Beetles Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: S.W.I.T.C.H. ; 6.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 220416

Description

Josh and Danny are on a day out with the local nature group, but when they accidentally eat a chocolate muffin laced with S.W.I.T.C.H formula, they experience the real dangers of pond life first hand. Soon the boys are beetling about in a pond, breathing underwater, and creating the most almighty stench to scare off predators.

But life as a pongy pond beetle is the least of their problems-there's a mysterious stranger hanging around-and he's out to get them.

Will Josh and Danny find out who the stranger is before it's too late? And can they help Petty Potts in her mission to recover all of the REPTOSWITCH cubes so she can turn them into even more exciting beasties?

Petty Potts's diary entry:

I do hope Josh and Danny will come round tomorrow-they have to understand the DANGER we're all in! And of course, I really need their help. I'm sure I will manage to talk them around. After all, they both can't wait to try out being a giant python or an alligator or a monitor lizard.

Reviews

Praise for Ali Sparkes's Frozen in Time, winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award

'I know now what they mean by a plot that is toe-curlingly good . . . brilliantly inventive and rollicking fantastical adventure'
Bookbag||Frozen in Time shows [Ali's] skill at fusing traditional children's storytelling with modern tales . . . Sparkes's sci-fi conspiracy thrills will keep 21st-century kids transfixed
Books Quarterly||It was outstanding. It blew me away
Jamie Fenlon, judge on the Blue Peter book award panel||Praise for Wishful Thinking:

A delight from start to finish . . . Sparkes' clear, direct style is easy to read . . . Oh, what fun this is!
Amanda Craig, The Times