A Lost Hippo, a Poetry-Spouting Parrot, and The Quest For The Wow

He was abandoned at birth…raised by elephants…then bullied and banished from the savanna by Scab the camel.

Now, Hodgepodge the young hippo must make a frightening journey through the jungle to find his birth mother and learn why she left him. He’ll have to face outraged orangutans, a huge boa constrictor, a vicious Komodo dragon and much more.

If he is to survive, Hodgepodge will have to learn two things: how to get along with a wise-cracking, poetry-spouting parrot named Krakatoa, and how to find his own Wow.

The Tale of Hodgepodge is a funny, action-packed, heart-lifting novel for ages 9-12. It’s about finding friendship, courage, self-confidence and joy—in the jungle, of all places. It’s also about the things that can go right even in a world where everything has gone wrong—a reassuring tale for our times.

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He’s spunky. He’s adventurous.
He wants to save the world.
There’s just one problem.
He’s a mosquito!

Izzy Mosquito dreams of going on adventures and righting the wrongs of the world even though everyone thinks he’s just an annoying pest.

So when war breaks out between the barnyard animals and the mosquitoes, Izzy wonders what he can do. He discovers a bizarre plot that endangers the life of his own family, including his beloved sister Lizzy.

Izzy’s grandmother tells him that he is the only one who can stop the war and save his family and even save Pickle Pond Farm. But he’ll need to get help from the very animals who would rather swat him than look at him. And he only has one day!

Izzy’s Impossible Adventure is the hilarious, action-packed story of a tiny bug with a big heart who faces some very big problems. It’s a an upbeat novel for kids 8-12.