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Wonkenstein - (Creature from My Closet) by Obert Skye (Paperback)

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Wonkenstein - (Creature from My Closet) by  Obert Skye (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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  • Twelve-year-old underachiever Rob has better things to do than read.
  • 9-12 Years
  • 7.9" x 5.3" Paperback
  • 256 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories
  • Series Name: Creature from My Closet


About the Book

Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books, and more, and when a creature emerges from that chaos causing a great deal of trouble, Rob has to do such horrible things as visit a library and speak at a school assembly to set things right again.

Book Synopsis

Twelve-year-old underachiever Rob has better things to do than read. His parents give him lots of books, but most of them just end up in the messy pile of junk he keeps locked in his closet (that once doubled as a makeshift science laboratory). One day, Rob hears weird sounds coming from behind his closet door and discovers a funny little creature that seems to be a cross between two characters from books he's tried to ignore. He names him Wonkenstein.

Keeping track of "Wonk" is hard work. But with help from friends and a little off-the-wall magic, Rob and Wonkenstein's crazy adventures set the stage for great laughs . . . and Rob might even read some good books along the way.

Review Quotes

"There's enough humor here to elicit at least a few guffaws from even the most literary averse." --BCCB

"[A] highly amusing new series starter." --Booklist

"The idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious." --School Library Journal

"Comfy antics for readers who don't probably much like reading." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Obert Skye is the author of the bestselling children's fantasy adventure series Leven Thump. He lives in Idaho.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .62 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories
Series Title: Creature from My Closet
Publisher: Square Fish
Format: Paperback
Author: Obert Skye
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2015
TCIN: 14260454
UPC: 9781250010223
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-1342
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 7.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.62 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Great re-read value

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Paula - 4 years ago
Book is fun, with the right balance between drawings and story to encourage kids to read more text heavy books, since it still feels like a picture book. My 7 year old keeps it in bed to re-read, and even our 4 year old gets tickled by the silly artwork.
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