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Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom (Frankie Pickle)

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These fun, illustrated early chapter books feature the adventuresand#8212;and misadventuresand#8212;of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapless baseball farm team, and their two batboys: Chad, an avid baseball fan with a huge baseball card collection, and Dylan, who doesnand#8217;t know a thing about the sport. The fictional series has a unique twist: Chad solves problems by using information from Topps cards of real figures from modern baseball history.

Teddy and#8220;Bearand#8221; Larrabee, a slugger on the Pine City Porcupines, gets his 823rd base hit on his birthday, August 23and#8212;and itand#8217;s a home run! The Bear is a big believer in the power of numbers, so he asks Pines batboy Chad to retrieve the ball from the stands. Thereand#8217;s only one problem: the crabby fan in the ballpark who caught it. Chad really wants to keep the Bear happy and slugging, so heand#8217;s just got to figure out what the fan would be willing to trade for that 823 ball.

Review:

"Blurring the lines between graphic novel and chapter book, Wight's (My Dead Girlfriend) children's book debut introduces a protagonist as singular as his name. Frankie Pickle (short for Franklin Piccolini) fuels his everyday life with fantasy. When sent to clean his room, he imagines himself a convict: 'Been here so long I forget what the sun looks like,'' he says, scrawling a sixth hatch mark on the prison wall underneath 'minutes here.' When Frankie's mother declares that he doesn't have to clean his room anymore, at first 'Frankie was living on cloud swine.' But when even his dog won't go in his room and his sister declares he has the 'natural aroma' of 'ripe garbage,' Frankie — as an intrepid adventurer — makes his room 'so clean it made soap look dirty.' Wight's b&w comic illustrations brim with action and wit — — a moldy sandwich turns into an eight-eyed monster and Frankie makes joyful snow angels in clutter — — but Frankie's tone — funny without being smart alecky — is Wight's finest achievement. Full of rib-tickling irony, this is a strong start for the series. Ages 7 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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 ofcontrol Now Frankie must clean up his act, but will his imagination be enough to conquer the CLOSET OF DOOM?

Synopsis:

Like most kids, Frankie Pickle hates cleaning his room. But what happens when his Mom says he never has to clean it again? Frankie and his unstoppable imagination mean fun. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

Chadand#8217;s got the summertime blues: his parents want him to be home by midnight (no extra innings) and eat healthier (no corn dogs). His friend, Abby, has bobblehead issues. And then thereand#8217;s pinch hitter Sammy Solaris. But Sammy has problems of his own. He has a big swing but is too slow. If he canand#8217;t speed up his running and stealing, heand#8217;ll be off the team. Thereand#8217;s got to be something Chad can do to save the day . . . with a little help from Dylan, a baseball card, and that porcupine!

Synopsis:

These fun, illustrated early chapter books feature the adventuresand#151;and misadventuresand#151;of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapless baseball farm team, and their two batboys: Chad, an avid baseball fan with a huge baseball card collection, and Dylan, who doesnand#8217;t know a thing about the sport. The fictional series has a unique twist: Chad solves problems by using information from Topps cards of real figures from modern baseball history.

Pine City Porcupines batboy Chad breaks an important unofficial rule of baseball: Donand#8217;t talk to the starting pitcher when heand#8217;s got a perfect game going, where not a single opponent has reached base. Now, because Chad opened his mouth, the entire Pines dugout is upset, and the team may lose to the second-to-last-place West Valley Varmints. Chad has to consult his baseball card collection to figure out how to help his beloved Pines pull off the perfect game.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Eric Wightandlt;/bandgt; is an author, illustrator, and animation director. His first book, andlt;iandgt;My Dead Girlfriendandlt;/iandgt; (Tokyopop), was nominated for the 2008 Best Graphic Novel of the Year Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2004, Wight won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his illustration work in andlt;iandgt;The Amazing Adventures of the Escapistandlt;/iandgt;, the comic book adaptation of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel andlt;iandgt;The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier andamp; Clayandlt;/iandgt;.andnbsp; Eric lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his family.andnbsp; Visit him on the web at ericwight.com.andlt;bandgt;Eric Wightandlt;/bandgt; is an author, illustrator, and animation director. His first book, andlt;iandgt;My Dead Girlfriendandlt;/iandgt; (Tokyopop), was nominated for the 2008 Best Graphic Novel of the Year Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2004, Wight won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his illustration work in andlt;iandgt;The Amazing Adventures of the Escapistandlt;/iandgt;, the comic book adaptation of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel andlt;iandgt;The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier andamp; Clayandlt;/iandgt;.andnbsp; Eric lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his family.andnbsp; Visit him on the web at ericwight.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416964841
Author:
Wight, Eric
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Author:
Kurtis Scaletta
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Baseball
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Topps
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 112 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416964841 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blurring the lines between graphic novel and chapter book, Wight's (My Dead Girlfriend) children's book debut introduces a protagonist as singular as his name. Frankie Pickle (short for Franklin Piccolini) fuels his everyday life with fantasy. When sent to clean his room, he imagines himself a convict: 'Been here so long I forget what the sun looks like,'' he says, scrawling a sixth hatch mark on the prison wall underneath 'minutes here.' When Frankie's mother declares that he doesn't have to clean his room anymore, at first 'Frankie was living on cloud swine.' But when even his dog won't go in his room and his sister declares he has the 'natural aroma' of 'ripe garbage,' Frankie — as an intrepid adventurer — makes his room 'so clean it made soap look dirty.' Wight's b&w comic illustrations brim with action and wit — — a moldy sandwich turns into an eight-eyed monster and Frankie makes joyful snow angels in clutter — — but Frankie's tone — funny without being smart alecky — is Wight's finest achievement. Full of rib-tickling irony, this is a strong start for the series. Ages 7 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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 ofcontrol Now Frankie must clean up his act, but will his imagination be enough to conquer the CLOSET OF DOOM?

"Synopsis" by , Like most kids, Frankie Pickle hates cleaning his room. But what happens when his Mom says he never has to clean it again? Frankie and his unstoppable imagination mean fun. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Chadand#8217;s got the summertime blues: his parents want him to be home by midnight (no extra innings) and eat healthier (no corn dogs). His friend, Abby, has bobblehead issues. And then thereand#8217;s pinch hitter Sammy Solaris. But Sammy has problems of his own. He has a big swing but is too slow. If he canand#8217;t speed up his running and stealing, heand#8217;ll be off the team. Thereand#8217;s got to be something Chad can do to save the day . . . with a little help from Dylan, a baseball card, and that porcupine!
"Synopsis" by ,

These fun, illustrated early chapter books feature the adventuresand#151;and misadventuresand#151;of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapless baseball farm team, and their two batboys: Chad, an avid baseball fan with a huge baseball card collection, and Dylan, who doesnand#8217;t know a thing about the sport. The fictional series has a unique twist: Chad solves problems by using information from Topps cards of real figures from modern baseball history.

Pine City Porcupines batboy Chad breaks an important unofficial rule of baseball: Donand#8217;t talk to the starting pitcher when heand#8217;s got a perfect game going, where not a single opponent has reached base. Now, because Chad opened his mouth, the entire Pines dugout is upset, and the team may lose to the second-to-last-place West Valley Varmints. Chad has to consult his baseball card collection to figure out how to help his beloved Pines pull off the perfect game.

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