Monday, February 27, 2012

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight

Book Jacket

Meet Frankie Pickle...the kid with the world's most amazing imagination!

It takes him on adventures.  It helps him save the day.  And sometimes it gets him into TROUBLE.

When Frankie's mom says he never has to clean his room again, he goes hog wild.  The more he plays, the bigger the mess grows, until it tumbles out of control!  Now Frankie must clean up his act, but will his imagination be enough to conquer the Closet of Doom?


I never thought I would read a book that would make me want to clean my room (yes, I am an adult who still puts off cleaning her room).  Frankie's story was delightful.  He is a bundle of energy, turning a grab for the last breakfast waffle into a temple run to capture a golden statue.  His imagination oftens runs away from him, for better or for worse.

In the case of his ever-accumulating piles of stuff, it is definitely for the worse.  His messy room eventually disgusts even him, and all on his own he cleans up.  The picture of his spotless room was inspirational.  As was the return of the Dryer Sheet Fairy.

This book was genuinely funny.  It was a sweet story of a family.  It was a great depiction of imagination.  The alternating prose and graphic novels styles will make it accessible to beginning readers.  I loved it!

Five out of five helpful dogs.

Release Date:  May 2009
Reading Level: Grade 2+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: MONARCH

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