Magic Pickle and the Garden of Evil
by Scott Morse
New York : Graphix, 2009.
Jo Jo and Magic Pickle are back playing checkers, fighting crime and ridding the world of THE BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL PRODUCE!!!!!! Jo Jo's class is growing a garden, a nice normal vegetable garden. At least that is what it is supposed to be. But when you combine mystery seeds from the school's compost pile and Jo Jo's Grow Forth and Conquer formula the results are anything but normal. Magic Pickle flies to the rescue and battles the Phantom Carrot as well as the Romaine Gladiator. Scott Morse has kept the humor going in this third installment of the series. His illustrations are fun and add great action to the storyline. A fun combination of chapter book and comic book that will surely engage some reluctant reader's interest. While the book will most likely appeal more to boys, the main character is a girl so should draw some female fans as well.