Thursday, July 30, 2009

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom

Title: Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
Author: Eric Wight
Level: J
Location: J Wright
This is the first book in a new early chapter book series. I'm glad we were able to get it. Guys try it! It's short (short chapters), has a picture on almost every page, and mixes regular chapter book style with graphic novel. In the Closet of Doom Frankie's Mom is tired of trying to get him to clean his room and tells him as long as the mess stays in the door she won't say anything. Sounds good to you? It gets so bad even Argle, his dog, won't sleep in his room anymore! Frankie has a great imagination and with all the stuff in that room he's having a great time. Will he be able to handle the consequences?
Girls the way the graphic novel style shows Frankie's imagination may remind you of Babymouse. He also has a sister, Piper,who makes a few short appearances in this book.
Bottom line: Read it! Once again -short, plenty of pictures, mixed with graphic novel style, and Frankie's imagination adds adventure. Reluctant readers may enjoy this book. The next title will be Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000.