Thursday, September 3, 2009

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
by Eric Wight
intermediate chapter book/graphic novel
79 pages
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009

Franklin Lorenzo Piccolini, aka Frankie Pickle, is all set to go to his friends house to play a new video game when his mother says the dreaded words, "not until you CLEAN YOUR ROOM"! Bravely, Frankie tackled his mess. Yet once the closet was dangerously full he was at a loss where to put everything else. Besides, he couldn't really see the point of putting everything away when he was just going to get it all out again. I mean, he really needs all those piles of stuff for his adventures! Will Frankie's abundance of imagination get him in trouble when he strikes a bargain with his mother or will Frankie Pickle save the day?
Wight's black and white illustrations are a fun way to show Frankie's adventures in contrast with the regular text showing his interactions with his family.A fun book for beginning chapter book readers, reluctant readers, and comic book fans alike. Parents who struggle to get their children to clean their room will enjoy this mother's strategy!

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