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Book/Author Spotlight: Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing



About the Book: From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett’s own Lunch Lady series.

The Kalamazoo City mayoral race is heating up, and Frank Pandini Jr. has been threatened by a mysterious assailant. He requests a special Platypus Police Squad protection detail: Detective Rick Zengo. This leaves O’Malley to be partnered up with Jo Cooper, the newest detective on the force. Can Zengo get to the bottom of the attacks—without O’Malley backing him up?


  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Platypus Police Squad (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Cost: $12.99


My Review: A fun book for kids who like to read crime fiction.


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.




About the Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award, as well as many picture books. He can be heard on “The Book Report with JJK,” his radio segment on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live. Jarrett lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters, and their pug, Ralph Macchio.

November 16, 2015 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. These look like a fun series. Great to share with my young readers group.

    Comment by fuonlyknew | November 16, 2015 | Reply

  2. These will be good for my son. He loves Perry from Phineas and Ferb.

    Comment by Alyn | November 17, 2015 | Reply

  3. What fun book for middle readers. I know they would enjoy the illustrations too. The cover is fun too.

    Comment by Merry | November 17, 2015 | Reply

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