Wonkenstein (The Creature From My Closet, #1)

Summary:

Rob has a closet full of books and science experiments. One day, a little creature came out from the closet. The creature was a combination of Willy Wonka and Frankenstein, so Rob named him Wonkenstein. Together, Rob and Wonkenstein go on many exciting adventures. Rob is a very troubled kid and Wonkenstein is on a mission to help Rob. But what happens when his mission is over?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Lots of action and humor combine in this mystery/fantasy for preteens. It will also appeal to remedial readers as a high interest / low readability book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

I liked this book because of how Wonkenstein helped Rob through his problems. They had lots of adventures and had so much fun doing them. It was so sad when Wonkenstein had to leave when he finished his mission. The story is very suspenseful and has a great mystery. Fantasy lovers will like it too because there are lots of made-up characters. This is a quick read that you can finish in just a few days. You will absolutely love the excitement this was a great little book.

Type of Book:
This is the first title in this middle grade fantasy series.
Educational Themes:

This is a series meant to engage preteens who often stop reading for fun, but there are definitely themes worth bringing to life. One would be to ask kids what kind of imaginary creature would emerge from the stuff in their closet. The story has a number of life lessons for kids that it presents with humor and in a "back-handed" way. For example, Rob doesn't like to read but he has to go to the library (doing things you don't like to do).

Reading Level:
5.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. If Book 1 is a hit, then I would buy several of these.

Title Wonkenstein
About

The Creature From My Closet, Book 1

Author Obert Skye
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) © 2011
Illustrators Obert Skye
ISBN 9780805092684
Material Hard Cover
Genres Fantasy, Mystery, Humor
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