Warning!<br />Anyone caught reading this notebook without my permission will be tossed in the bayou with a rabid snapping turtle! Seriously, I mean it!<br />My name is Russell Weinwright and if you think youve got problems in middle school, try being a half kid, half algae swamp creature whos terrible at sports! Its not easy. I eat sunlight for lunch, Ive got duck weed for hair, and I think a frog might be living in my tree trunk arm. Im literally pond scum! Some kids call me Swamp Kid, but my best friends Charlotte and Preston keep me sane.<br />I wish I could let you read this notebook to get the real scoop on being an eighth-grade outsider (please ignore the doodles and ketchup stains!), but things have gotten a little crazy lately. Men in black are spying on me, my science teacher might be an evil mastermind, and a hulking beast in the bayou may or may not be my super swamp mentor. Believe me, you dont wanna know! Turn back now!<br />This is The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs, and youll never look at middle school the same way again.