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The Great Zopper Toothpaste Treasure

(Perma-Bound copy)
Series: Choose Your Own Adventure for Younger Readers #45
Translated Into: El gran tesoro (Spanish)
Authors: Bach, Jennifer
Brost, Amy
Illustrators: Schmidt, William (Bill) (cover)
Mitchell, Judith (interior)
Release Date: May, 1988
ISBN: 0553155830 / 9780553155839
Length:54 pages
Number of Endings:9
User Summary: After a mishap with a chemistry set, you visit a store, have a run-in with its cruel owner, and possibly end up in a weird world inhabited by sentient toothpaste tubes.
Demian's Thoughts: Presumably the result of a competition, this book was written by a pair of eleven-year-olds. It's not hard to see why it was published -- there are several imaginative and humorous moments that are quite impressive considering the age of the authors. Unfortunately, though, these highlights are buried within an aimless narrative that's a little too strange and disjointed for its own good. This is an admirable accomplishment for its pair of young writers, but that doesn't quite make it a readable book in its own right.

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