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Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom Paperback – May 18, 2010
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It's the worst of all possible worlds. A beautiful day, video games to be played, and what does Franklin Lorenzo Piccolini (a.k.a. Frankie Pickle)'s mom tell him to do? Clean his room. Fortunately Frankie has a wild enough imagination to get him through anything. One gigantic robot fight later and his room isn't the least bit clean. In fact, it's worse! But instead of punishing him, Frankie's mom strikes a deal. He doesn't have to clean up his room, but whatever the consequences are, he'll have to deal with them himself.Read more ›
He got into Frankie Pickle immediately, loved it, and fought with his sister about who's turn it was to read out loud (My turn! No MINE!) (BTW: the 8yo sister loves the book too!)
What's even better -- it's a book that I love too. It's witty, dramatic, adventurous and whimsical. The parallels drawn between "real life" and Frankie's imagination are great.
Eric Wight, I could kiss you. Please write and draw a bajillion more -- we'll buy them ALL.
I want to read this book again because I really like it. Here is why. One reason why I liked this book is that Frankie had a really good imagination. For example he pretended to be a super hero and an explorer. My second reason is that there was comic pages. I liked that the comics went along with the story. I will give this book 5 stars.
"Reality is for grown-ups!" So says Franklin Piccolini--aka Frankie Pickle--on the back of both of Wight's books, but after reading about Frankie's adventures, even grown-ups may want to give up on reality and embrace their imaginations. Much of the appeal lies in the cheerful, adventurous, funny, and sassy main character. Frankie is all-boy, but Wight carefully adds enough elements to make the stories appealing for girls as well. Frankie's mother and older sister are strong female role models--his sister is a sports-crazy jock, a nice touch. His father is a modern man; he cooks and helps with the kids, but he also works on the car and has a run-down hangout of his own where his wife isn't allowed to clean. The family has just enough tensions to move the story along, but they obviously love each other. That helps keep the tales light and offers a nice groundwork for Frankie's adventures.
Frankie's mind takes him to exciting places, whether he's cleaning his room, racing a model car, watching his baby sister, or even just shopping at the hobby shop.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked the details and the writing it really showed responsibility.and adventure for everyone and a lesson to everyone for any agePublished 11 months ago by Wilfrido Lara Carrillo
6 months before this book came out, I adopted a little dog who I named Frankie The Pickle, so we had to buy this book, of course. It's good, my kids enjoyed it.Published 15 months ago by B. Block
My third grade students think this book is hilarious! They love that Frankie has a vivid imagination portrayed in graphic novel form in parts of the book.Published 16 months ago by gailg
Hilarious and totally entertaining. A combo of text and comics that perfectly captures the adventures of an imaginative, relatable boy. Read morePublished on March 27, 2014 by Kindle Customer