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Baseball is Roger McGillicutty’s whole life. That is until he wakes one Saturday to find he is no longer a normal eleven-year-old boy. He's a five-foot-tall praying mantis.

Roger has school on Monday, the carnival comes to town next week, and his baseball team is poised to play their biggest rival in one week. Being a giant bug will seriously cramp Roger’s style!

To Roger’s
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Paperback, 267 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Tantrum Books
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Going into this book, I had to work really hard not to be freaked out by the concept- a boy wakes up as a giant praying mantis and from the book summary, I had a pretty good guess that this was going to be a permanent situation. I really like bugs and I love praying mantises but I think my creep-out reaction was from reading Kafka's "Metamorphosis" as a teenager and since cockroaches are the one bug that freaks me out and Metamorphosis is a creepy story, I still shudder thinking of that book. Ro ...more
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