Scott Morse first created Magic Pickle as a graphic novel (to be re-released in May). These two beginning chapter books are a perfect choice for reluctant readers. They are filled with fun black and white illustrations and a hilarious short story. Underneath the floor in Jo Jo's bedroom is a secret laboratory where the Magic Pickle was accidentally created along with the Brotherhood of Evil Produce! Now Magic Pickle uses the lab as his headquarters while he hunts down and rids the world of all the evil fruits and vegetables (and eggs) that are wreaking havoc everywhere. Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes and Magic Pickle vs. the Egg Poacher will likely be most appealing to boys. However, if girls give them a try they will probably enjoy them as well. After all, the main human character is a girl who has to keep the Magic Pickle's existence a secret and help him whenever possible. In return he might even use his super pickle power to clean her bedroom!