Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked

posted Dec 15, 2014, 11:16 AM by scole@kisd.org   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 11:18 AM ]


I absolutely love Jarrett Krosoczka's books.  His picture books are amazing and Punk Farm will always be one of my favorites.  I was able to read Platypus Police Squad this summer and I really enjoyed it.  It was a quick read and very enjoyable.  It is written in a gritty detective style but is completely 100% appropriate for kids.  There is a lot of detective lingo in the book and that makes it really fun to read.  It also has several pictures.  I think that this is a great choice for boys to read. Check out the web resources below for more information about this book.

Readers Theater Script – Platypus Police Squad (PDF)

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Book Trailer by Walden Media (1:13):
http://www.walden.com/video/platypus-police-squad-book-trailer/

Following an introductory trailer, the author talks about writing the book  (19:40):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzK9i6p-2Kc

Platypus Police Squad fan video by Castelton Elementary  (2:29):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ab9uwOsLO8

How Krosoczka Got Idea for Platypus Police Squad (2:58):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPhR2VLAWw

Drawing Detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley from Platypus Police Squad (0:51):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e2dGjG61ww

Have you ever seen a real platypus?:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/platypus/

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/animals-pets-kids/mammals-kids/platypus-kids/

Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, Rated one of the “Top 10 Zoos in the World” by AOL:
http://www.koala.net/

Take a virtual field trip to the Hamilton Police Central Station in Hamilton, Ontario (4:10):  http://highered.mcgrawhill.com/sites/0070696950/student_view0/____police_station.html



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