There is a chapter book that my children have recently discovered. I use the term “discovered” loosely, as I essentially said, “Hey, kids, we are going to read this book. Mommy went to school with the author and illustrator and I think you will really like his drawings and the story.” I have had this book since it is original publication in 2009 before I even had children. I read it myself then, laughing all the way through at the irony and sarcasm while being in awe of the amazing comic book style artwork that adorns nearly every page. The combination of chapter book and comic book is a unique approach to telling a fun children’s story with a lesson involved.
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Written by Eric Wight, a professional artist, illustrator, and animator, the Frankie Pickle series combines humor and creativity with action and adventure that appeals to my young sons (ages 4 and 6) as I am sure it would to any children in that age bracket. Eric Wight has an incredible ability to translate his story telling capabilities into his whimsical, fun drawings. Clearly, his imagination that used to take him to very interesting places during high school Physics class has served him well. Whoever said you will never use what you learned in Physics class in real life was quite mistaken.
While my boys and I have only enjoyed Frankie Pickle’s adventures in cleaning his room and tackling his closet of doom, I am sure we will be purchasing the rest of the books in the series. With Easter coming soon, these books will make the perfect addition to their baskets as well as a wonderful substitute for candy!
For some super fun reading for your little ones this Spring, consider some adventures with Frankie Pickle that are sure to ignite their imaginations! Read more about Eric Wight’s work in animation and illustration here.
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