Costume Craziness

Costume Craziness

by Dustin Evans

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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
I loved this book! The first chapter is one page that brings the reader up to date in the story. Alex's dad is an archaeologist and brought home many artifacts from his last dig. Alex sees a pencil in the pile and decides that it won't be missed so he takes it in order to draw. He sees that the pencil has mystical powers and realizes that the pencil could really cause problems and gets rid of it. His best friend Sara, finds the tossed pencil and takes it to draw costumes for the school play. At school, Alex sees the pencil in Sara's backpack and tries to warn her about the magical powers. Unfortunately in doing so, the teacher assigns both of them detention for talking so much. Things just go from bad to worse when Sara doesn't believe the pencil has powers and draws a flying pig which does come to life. Trying to figure out a way to get rid of the pig, they draw a farm which also appears with mud, chickens, cows, and the farmer himself. You have to read to see what happens next. What a delightful book for children. The illustrations are absolutely fantastic, the storyline is hysterical, and the protagonists, being kids, don't think far enough ahead and there are consequences. I love graphic novels because they reach both the reluctant and the advanced reader. This book is great for both boys and girls, and even though it is continued in another volume, the story actually ends in a satisfying way. The author thoughtfully includes a page at the end of the book that shows how to draw the Flying Pig. This book would be great in both home and classroom libraries. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

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ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
The Mystical Pencil Series
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Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
GN480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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