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Potterwookiee (The Creature from My Closet) Hardcover – September 18, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Creature from My Closet (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805094512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805094510
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Introduced at the end of Skye’s Wonkenstein (2011), Potterwookiee is another weird combination of fictional characters: a small-scale mix of Chewbacca and Harry Potter. He has got Harry’s glasses, scarf, and scraps of his clothing, but in Skye’s kidlike illustrations, “Hairy” looks pretty much like a Wookiee. His magic spells don’t start working until the end of the book, when middle-school narrator Rob Burnside needs help with an audition for a reality TV show called Average Chef. Focusing less on school than friends, foes, and Hairy, Skye delivers a familiar and appealing mix of anecdotes, sketches, and self-deprecating humor. He is also an able satirist of family dynamics. Next up: Pinocula. Grades 4-7. --Abby Nolan

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•     School Library Journal, November 2012 review:

•       The text is hysterical by itself, but acts as the straight man in relation to the one-two punch of the childlike drawings and captions that appear on almost every page. Get multiple copies of this book: it will fly off the shelves.”

•       Kirkus Reviews, 7/15/2012 review:

•       “The second doll-sized literary mashup to come out of a wimpy kid’s magic closet adds wizardly spells [and] noxious smells…”

•       Publishers Weekly, 8/20/2012 review:

•       “A mashup of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Chewbacca the Wookiee from Star Wars . . .  sure to provoke laughs.”

 

Praise for Wonkenstein:

“Comfy antics for readers who don’t probably much like reading—which, one thinks, is exactly the point.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Quite funny and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. . . . the idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious.” —SLJ

“Highly amusing new series starter. . . . Skye gives Rob a self-deprecating charm and highlights the pleasures of books both subtly and effectively.” —Booklist

“Filled with spot-on commentary and a wince-inducing supporting cast, middle grade guys won’t be able to keep Wonkenstein to themselves. . . . This pitch-perfect offering should appeal to reluctant readers, not to mention the legion Wimpy Kid fans.” —Shelf Awareness


More About the Author

Obert Skye was born on a stormy night in the back of a fast-moving taxi. Obert spends his time telling all who will listen about the existence of Foo and the importance of dreams. Obert is a fairly ordinary fellow who says he is simply hoping to repair what he has mistakenly undone. You can visit him online at www.leventhumps.com.

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I loved it and my eleven year old son loved it, too.
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This book was awsome best book ever want it read it love it just saying read it you it's not a waist of time!!!!!!
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An adorable funny little book like this is just what is needed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Celeste VINE VOICE on January 3, 2013
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I am a fan of Star Wars and Harry Potter, so the idea of this book was like a 20 car pile-up on the interstate.... You are horrified but you just can't look away. My curiosity got the best of me, as I just had to know if the author was able to be entertaining and interesting without making the book feel like he was taking advantage of or just ripping off two very beloved characters.

This book took about ninety minutes to read, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. The story is told first person from the perspective of a middle school boy. This means that sometimes the text is rambling and scattered.

Skye came up with an interesting premise for this series... it allows him to basically rip off popular characters others have created - not only allow it, but he has made it to the entire point. The story wasn't terribly interesting, and I didn't find a climatic lesson at the end, yet I still had trouble putting the book down, reading a chapter or two more than I intended before bedtime. (See my comment about the 20 car collision)

Overall, it's not bad for quick read, but for me it just piggybacks too much on characters that someone else came up with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By a VINE VOICE on September 3, 2012
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As a big Harry Potter fan, I was curious to see how this children's chapter book included such a popular series and combined it with another cultural phenomenon. Any fan of either series can appreciate the nice references to the two: Potterwookie - a.k.a. Hairy - speaks with a British accent and doesn't smell very pleasant. And the overall story is really satisfying if the reader is looking for a Potter / Star Wars cultural mashup.

Potterwookie is the second in the series "The Creature From My Closet." (I have not read the debut story, Wonkenstein, that combines Frankenstein with Willy Wonka). Apparently throwing stuff in your closet for storage, along with a science kit, has the unique ability to create various literary combination characters. The owner of the closet, Robert, tells the story of his adventures with these creatures and his new enjoyment for the books from whence these creatures came. It's a nice way to encourage young people, mostly boys I would imagine, to seek out and read books, but the actual creation of the character does not serve as the crux of the story. In fact, it's all rather matter-of-fact, setting the scene for some rather typical school adventures to which most young people can relate. Here you get the usual stuff: friendships, bullies, family, crushes, and (of course) attempting to get on the most bizarre cooking show ever, sans the younger brother.

As an adult reading this aloud to my young daughter, who was only moderately interested at the best of times, I found the story somewhat humorous and a little entertaining. My daughter and I enjoyed the rough drawings throughout that illustrate Robert's points, such as his skeleton jumping out of his skin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Craig VINE VOICE on September 19, 2012
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The premise is strange - a boy whose closet has some interesting abilities manages to churn out a small character that is half Harry Potter, half Wookie. What's even stranger is that the author then takes this bizarre premise and churns out a laugh-out-loud funny book that manages to entertainment adults and kids.

Others have covered the plot quite well, so I'll instead focus on what I liked in this book. The writing is at the level of a middle J, straightforward enough but with enough maturity to at least challenge most readers. The story itself seems simple and silly, but the message about overcoming fears, as well as a subplot about bullying, are handled in a manner that I liked as a parent. What both my daughter and I most enjoyed, though, are the many illustrations and their accompanying captions. There's nothing better about reading than being able to laugh along with your child when you both get a joke, and that happened throughout.

This is a no-brainer five-star choice, recommended for kids and their mom or dad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 22, 2012
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After seeing that this book was a combination between Harry potter and Chewbacca from star wars I just had to get this book. I have a 10 year old nephew that always comes over to my home and he loves to read, and when I seen this book I thought instantly of him. He started to read it and instantly loved it. It's an easy read for kids, has illustrations, goofy, and funny situations. My nephew was always laughing when he was reading this book, so I got a little curious my self. I am a fan of Harry Potter, and also over the age group that this book targets. I finished it, and am not ashamed to say I liked it. Rest assured that I will be buying the other books that go with this series, not only for my nephew, but for myself as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beccaboney VINE VOICE on April 12, 2013
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(I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review)

I gave this book to my 9 year old son, not knowing if it would be interesting but knowing he tends to lean towards graphic books, like Garfield cartoon books. He reports that his favorite thing is the drawings and the captions. He also said it was funny and made him laugh. What more could I ask for?
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