By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 4, 2010
Congratulations to Melissa Taylor, our lucky winner of the Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 giveaway. Melissa was selected by the random sequence generator at random.org and has won a personalized signed copy of
We first met Frankie Pickle in Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom, which Luisa LaFleur called “a rip-roaring good read!” This time, the imaginative character stars in Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000—an action-packed adventure that showcases the importance of teamwork. The author, Eric Wight, is a great guy—you can get to know him better, here. He has offered to give one of our readers a personalized signed copy of Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000.
What a great year! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the authors we met in person and via e-mail during 2009 …
Emily Gravett, who I actually met back in 2008 during her promotion of Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, was the first interview that we published in 2009. Actually, it was our first ever podcast!
I traded e-mails with Ingrid Law to produce an interview about her debut novel, Savvy, which won a Newbery Honor Award. She’s a fabulous author with a great personality—we even learned about her own savvy and her favorite stain-remover.
Our next visitor was Bonny Becker, author of the acclaimed A Visitor for Bear. We chatted about her book and what we could expect from Bear in the future, as well as a little tip on love, “All the clichés are true—as in, when you least expect it… .”
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (May 5, 2009)
Eric Wight’s soon-to-be-published book “Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom” is a rip-roaring good read! Combining the elements of a comic book with a chapter book, the author has put together a highly imaginative novel that is sure to lure even the most reluctant young readers. When Frankie’s dream of never having to clean his room again comes true (and really, who hasn’t dreamed of never having to do their chores again?) the hilarity ensues. The illustrations provide a vivid visualization of Frankie’s very active imagination and are a great mix of art and text. After reading the book, I was compelled to learn more about Eric’s writing process and the story behind the book. Eric very graciously accepted to answer a few questions, so here goes: