Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Creature from My Closet


PINOCULA by Obert Skye
by Obert Skye, illustrated by Obert Skye
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Neither Rob's guilt pangs nor Pinocula's near reversion to wood add much force to the superficial anti-lying message, and the premise, third time through, has gone as stale as the jokes. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Occasional yuks and hints of an overarching plotline at the end aren't enough to keep this phoned-in entry in a Wimpy Kid–knockoff series above ground. Read full book review >
POTTERWOOKIEE by Obert Skye
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Maybe the next episode will be less derivative. There's always hope. (Comic fantasy. 9-11)"
The second doll-sized literary mashup to come out of a wimpy kid's magic closet (see Wonkenstein, 2011) adds wizardly spells and, far more frequently, noxious smells to a standard catalog of preteen misadventures. Read full book review >
WONKENSTEIN by Obert Skye
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Likely to be lost in the crowd, but comfy antics for readers who don't probably much like reading—which, one thinks, is exactly the point. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Skye adds another Wimpy Kid to the growing bandwagon. Read full book review >