A magical pen causes creative chaos in this quirky, comic-style story from the author of Milo.
Best friends Matt and Larry “Craz” Crazinski couldn’t be more different. Matt loves order, while Craz lives on the edge. The boys share a passion for cartooning, but thanks to the school paper gatekeeper (and kind-of bully), Skip Turkle, it seems their cartoons will never be published.
But then the boys discover a pen that promises to help them DRAW BETTER NOW!—and quickly realize it’s no ordinary pen: Whatever they draw comes to life!
They start small with their drawings—bags of cash, cool gadgets. Next, they get their pesky English teacher to take a unique and extended vacation. But when the boys get a little bolder in their magical drawings, they realize that things don’t always end up as perfect as the art they create....
In this funny, slightly zany, and ultimately heartwarming story, Sid Fleischman Award–winner Alan Silberberg demonstrates the power of friendship—and that the best life is not always sketched out in advance.
About the Author
Alan Silberberg is a children’s TV and film writer who has worked for Disney and Nickelodeon, among other major companies. Originally from the Boston area, he lives with his family in Montreal, Canada.
Read an Excerpt
The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz
IF MATT WAS A BETTER CARTOONIST AND CRAZ hadn’t been dropped on his head as a baby, the gym wouldn’t be a gigantic beehive. The student council would still be populated by humans. And a horde of pirates wouldn’t be sword-fighting with Mrs. Bentz, a decent enough lady, but a terrible English teacher.
Unfortunately, Matt’s no Picasso and Craz can’t stop making stuff up, which is why they’re both hiding inside a locker, desperately trying to come up with a plan to get Kilgore Junior High back to normal.
On the plus side—they don’t have to hand in their English assignments.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cant read but seems like good book
It looks like a great book i loved milo so this will be fun to read(once i get it-lol)