This is a story about being Odd. A monster named Oddzilla, to be precise, who dreams of being normal. Even worse, he crawled from a pot of Anything Soup. It's his first day of being monstrous, and he has been rejected both by people and the other monsters. He converses with the Moon and a Library, who further reject him. While trying to find his place in the world, he gets kicked out of Welcome for being too weird. Then things really get odd! A gang of pirates nab Oddzilla for their traveling Monster Carnival. He thought he had problems, but that's where his troubles truly begin . . . with the evil Captain Snydely Wick and Morris Crudd, as well as his fellow oddballs and oddities who compete to be the oddest. Until he meets his Number One Fan. Lori R. Lopez -- author of THE DARK MISTER SNARK, THE FAIRY FLY, AN ILL WIND BLOWS and more -- has created an "oddyssey" of wordplay and wit for all ages. THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA presents an absurd fable bursting with whimsy and melancholy and puns. In fact, the main character is practically a pun, isn't he? There probably isn't a sensible word in it, either, so it wouldn't make a lot of sense to read this book. However, if you feel you must, the Illustrated Print Edition features very unusual artwork by the author. THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA received Honorable Mentions for Best Cover, Best Illustrations, and Humor from the 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
|Publisher:||Fairy Fly Entertainment|
|Edition description:||Additional artwork: Details & Borders|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Lori R. Lopez wears many hats, although at times she feels the hat is wearing her. An award-winning author of short stories, novels, novellas, verse, songs and more, she designs her own covers and illustrates nearly all of her books. When the mood strikes, she pens a humorously serious column called “Poetic Reflections” at Fairy Fly Entertainment, a website shared with her two talented sons Noél and Rafael. She grew up in Wisconsin and also lived in Hawaii, Florida, Spain, and Key West before settling in California. Vegetarian or vegan most of her life, Lori’s work is often quirky yet at times addresses more serious themes such as the rights of animals and children. Stories and verse have appeared in assorted publications including Weirdbook, The Horror Zine, Bewildering Stories, The Sirens Call, and numerous anthologies.