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POTTERWOOKIEE (The Creature from My Closet, #2)

Author: Obert Skye

Illustrator: Obert Skye

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR), 2012

Material: hard cover

Summary: Wonkenstein completed his mission and is gone. The next creature to emerge from Rob's closet is Potterwookiee, a mixture of Harry Potter and Chewbacca, the Wookie from Star Wars. Rob calls him "Hairy" for short. They go on adventures together ... even entering a baking contest! Potterwookiee is a good friend to Rob, but will he stay forever? This middle-grade fantasy / mystery series is about creatures who are characters from multiple stories / films.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader

Recommended Age: read together: 9 and Up; read yourself: 11 and Up

Interest Level: 9 to 13

Reading Level: 4.7

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: This story is similar to Wonkenstein because Potterwookiee helps Rob through his problems. Their adventures are so cute. The book is funny, interesting, and touching. I loved the way Potterwookiee comforted and helped Rob throughout the story. This is a great book if you are looking for a nice quick read.

Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Pros: This is a humorous fantasy adventure where friendship takes center stage. Built as a "fast read," even the most reluctant reader will be turning pages.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. These are fun, fast reads. Some kids will likely see themselves in Rob and his closet creatures and want to come back to spend time with them again.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WONKENSTEIN (The Creature from My Closet, #1)   THE MONSTER WHO DID MY MATH   WILL ALLEN AND THE GREAT MONSTER DETECTIVE (Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency, Volume 1)

Educational Themes: This is an illustrated series for middle grade readers that (hopefully) will keep reading for fun. That said, there are fun things you can do - like ask kids to design their own closet creature and draw or build a story around it.

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. She borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - adventure, fantasy, humor, series

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2013

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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