Pocket Universe Productions is pleased as punch to be working with one of the biggest publishers of books, graphic novels, and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and kids in the world: Scholastic Audio. The publishing powerhouse behind such titles as Harry Potter to Clifford the Big Red Dog, Scholastic celebrated 100 years of quality reading in 2020!
Presented as full-cast narrations with an exceptional casts (including several exceptional kids), Scholastic Audio presents the following productions adapting the TOTAL MAYHEM! series from NYT Best Selling writer/illustrator Ralph Lazar and collaborator Lisa Swerling (all available through Audible.com or through your local library).
It really annoys our hero, Dash Candoo, when he gets into a “Total Mayhem Situation” before breakfast… which is exactly what happens to him every day this week… and then things just get sillier from there.
Monday: Into the Cave of Thieves… When the forces of chaos interrupt the most important meal of Dash’s day and conspire against him, his friends, his school (Swedhump Elementary, the best school in the whole world), his town, and indeed the entire planet, Dash needs to take things into his own hands, and some crazy stuff starts to happen. (You were expecting something else?)
Tuesday: The Curse of the Blue Spots… When Dash and his classmates start coming down with blue spots all over their faces, nobody knows what’s going on. But Dash has his suspicions. Does it have something to do with the Face-Pulling Championships later in the day? Dash needs to act, and fast!
Wednesday: The Forest of Secrets… Dash starts to wonder what’s going on when mysterious tire marks and strange sounds start coming from Moremi Forest, next to Swedhump Elementary. When he and his friend Rob go to investigate, they can’t work out what’s going on. All they know is… they’re being watched.
Thursday: War of the Waterslides… Ms. Aqualine, owner of the Aqualinia Water Park, appears at Swedhump Elementary to announce an exciting new competition: to see who can come up with the best idea for a new waterslide! But someone’s out to sabotage the contest, and it’s up to Dash Candoo to find out who. (Hey, that rhymes!)
Friday: The Total Ice Cream Meltdown… It’s Friday at Swedhump Elementary and everyone’s getting a special treat: ice cream! But someone has stolen Mr. Rosebank’s impossibly exciting ICM (Ice Cream Machine)! Dash and Rob have until the end of the day to catch the culprit!
RIVER DeFILLIPIS as Dash Candoo
With CHRISTINE MARSHALL and LANCE ROGER AXT
PAUL R. GAGNE (for Scholastic)
POCKET UNIVERSE PRODUCTIONS
LANCE ROGER AXT
RORY O' SHEA
MIND'S EYE PRODUCTIONS, PORTLAND, ME