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Phantom of the Water Park:Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features    by Kirk Scroggs order for
Phantom of the Water Park
by Kirk Scroggs
Order:  USA  Can
Little, Brown & Co., 2008 (2008)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features - that showcase hilarious capers and include such exciting seasonal escapades as Dracula vs. Grampa, Grampa's Zombie BBQ and Night of the Living Eggnog - now explode into summertime fun in Phantom of the Water Park. Kirk Scroggs warns readers to 'Hold on to your swim trunks!'

Just as a 'horrible heat wave' hits Gingham County, Wiley sees a tantalizing waterpark commercial for 'forty acres of liquid fun' where they can 'beat the heat'. Wiley, Grampa, Gramma and Merle (smuggled in by Gramma) enjoy killer rides, including Hammerhead Mountain, where they're chased by a robo shark with razor sharp teeth (is something strange afoot and was the robo malfunction caused by the shadowy figure Wiley spied lurking?)

Of course they set out to expose the phantom menace, but not before trying the cheese-tastic Nacho Xtreme ride, rescuing the catnapped Merle, and shutting down (temporarily) a pernicious crawdad-morphing device named C.R.U.D. (don't ask!) As always, Kirk Scroggs offers super-silly fun for chapter book readers.

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