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Commander Toad and the Dis-Asteroid Hardcover – Mar 1 1985


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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (March 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698206207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698206205
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)


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This is probably the most disappointing of the Commander Toad books, which my sons, ages 4 and 8, truly ENJOY and even beg for! It is a fun read, but not as outstanding as the other books in this series.
The crew receives a message from a planet inhabited only by doves. It turns out that their beans have swollen and clogged the storm sewer drains, causing the entire planet to flood. Very far-fetched, indeed.
The birds sent an SOS to Star Fleet when their wings grew tired from having no place to land. Mistaking their bird language, Commander Toad's crew brings a shipload of beans, which the birds don't really want. They just need dry ground on which to rest.
In the end, Commander Toad saves the day by swimming underwater to pierce the swollen beans with his official Star Fleet gadget. Then he must hold on to a statue of the Mayor while everything unattached goes down the drain! Swallow your disbelief!
The reason this book is not as good as the remainder of the series is because, in a few cases, the pictures don't mesh with the story. I.e. the text says Doc Peeper goes to the planet's surface, but the image doesn't show him in the sky skimmer. Also, the plot is even more oddball than usual.
Incredibly fun series of books. Try _Commander Toad and the Space Pirates_ or _Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy_.
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Hold on, the planet is going down the drain! Feb. 6 2001
By Pamela - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is probably the most disappointing of the Commander Toad books, which my sons, ages 4 and 8, truly ENJOY and even beg for! It is a fun read, but not as outstanding as the other books in this series.
The crew receives a message from a planet inhabited only by doves. It turns out that their beans have swollen and clogged the storm sewer drains, causing the entire planet to flood. Very far-fetched, indeed.
The birds sent an SOS to Star Fleet when their wings grew tired from having no place to land. Mistaking their bird language, Commander Toad's crew brings a shipload of beans, which the birds don't really want. They just need dry ground on which to rest.
In the end, Commander Toad saves the day by swimming underwater to pierce the swollen beans with his official Star Fleet gadget. Then he must hold on to a statue of the Mayor while everything unattached goes down the drain! Swallow your disbelief!
The reason this book is not as good as the remainder of the series is because, in a few cases, the pictures don't mesh with the story. I.e. the text says Doc Peeper goes to the planet's surface, but the image doesn't show him in the sky skimmer. Also, the plot is even more oddball than usual.
Incredibly fun series of books. Try _Commander Toad and the Space Pirates_ or _Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy_.
Weird story. Beans plugging up drains on a planet ... July 2 2014
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Weird story. Beans plugging up drains on a planet of doves... Beans swell when in water. But when you stab them with a
Great book! May 1 2014
By Schuyler A. Cleven - Published on Amazon.com
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I had these read to me as a kid, and now I get to read them to my son! A fun read!
mrd May 6 2013
By mrd - Published on Amazon.com
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These books are excellent gift for any children, and my grandson loves them. I ordered the hole set for him.
My son loves this series March 8 2013
By KittyGotClawz - Published on Amazon.com
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The only down side is that we finished the series now. This was the only one he was missing and he adored these books. Got him REALLY excited about reading! Which is amazing considering he's just turned 7!

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