Friday, May 22, 2009

Enchanting Review: Doc Wilde And The Frogs Of Doom

Action/Adventure Middle Grade
G.P Putnam’s Sons
ISBN# 978-0-399-24783-5
192 Pages
Hardcover--Available May 19, 2009

Rating: 4 Enchantments

DOC WILDE AND THE FROGS OF DOOM is a very imaginative adventure tale that boys will be sure to love. When Grandpa Wilde goes missing and the only link is a photo of him, Doc Wilde along with his two children, Brian and Wren, must go on a search that will take them from New York to Boston to the small country of Hidalgo to try and find him. Along the way, the family finds themselves targeted by several unusual breeds of frogs that haven’t been seen before.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started DOC WILDE AND THE FROGS OF DOOM, but the story quickly drew me in within a few pages. Immensely detailed, it soon felt like I was on the trail of Grandpa Wilde right along with the family. The mystery element was strong throughout the entire book and the characters of Doc Wilde and family are bigger than life. I especially enjoyed the scenes where Brian was dangling off the Empire State building trying to collect one of the mysteriously appearing spying frogs, not to mention when the family finally arrives in Hidalgo, and goes deep into the forests in search of grandpa. An interesting start to what should be a very entertaining series, readers looking for something different will no doubt enjoy this tale.

Tim Byrd lives with his adventurous son and a treacherous cat near Atlanta, Georgia. He is often barefoot, prone to irony, and interested in everything. He knows how to tie a tie, but doesn't care to. He has been a dishwasher, shoe salesman, waiter, soldier, game designer, independent filmmaker, and outdoor guide. He wants to be a kid when he grows up. Check out the website for the series at

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