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Frankie Piccolini and his trusty dog Argile go on many adventures.  They hunt for treasure in the Amazon, fight vicious lava monsters in subterranean caves, and save the world from the onslaught of giant mechanical robots–and they do it all without ever leaving Frankie’s bedroom.  But when Mayor Mom gives Frankie a choice–clean your room or deal with The Consequences–Frankie chooses The Consequences and the Pickle Cave quickly turns into a giant bottomless pit of dirty clothes, broken toys, and half-eaten, rotting sandwiches.  Although it was glorious at first, Frankie’s mess starts to get in the way of his superhero adventures.  Even Argile will no longer enter the Pickle Cave.  Will Frankie Pickle have to relent and take care of The Consequences once and for all?

One of 2012-2013’s VSRA Virginia Reader’s Choice Award nominees, Frankie Pickle is a prose/graphic novel hybrid about a boy’s incredible imagination and the adventures of real life.  This short and humorous book may appeal to reluctant readers, particularly in grades 3-5.  It is the first in a series, followed by Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace and Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000. 

If you liked Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom, you might like Captain Awesome to the Rescue.

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