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Pinocula

The Creature from My Closet

Obert Skye, with illustrations by the author

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

For Rob Burnside, things are going pretty well. His friends are behaving, school isn’t too bad, his family’s getting along, and Janae, the girl of his dreams, occasionally notices him. Yep, life’s okay—until the lying starts.

Meet Pinocula, the new creature from Rob’s closet. He is a liar and a jokester and is determined to drive Rob crazy. Obert Skye doesn’t let his fans down in this hilarious installment in The Creature from My Closet series, which started with Wonkenstein and Potterwookiee.

BOOK EXCERPTS

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CHAPTER 1
 

LET ME FILL YOU IN
Okay, here’s the deal—
Beginning with an apology is probably not the best way to start this book, but I think it’s the smart thing to do. That way when you get to the part where I messed up, I can just remind you I already said I’m sorry and you might give me a break.
Before I tell you what I’m sorry about, it might be wise to fill you in on a few other things. If you’re new to my journals and drawings, you probably don’t know my name. Well, it’s …
My mom is the only one who calls
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REVIEWS

Praise for Pinocula

Praise for Wonkenstein:

“Comfy antics for readers who don’t probably much like reading—which, one thinks, is exactly the point.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Quite funny and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. . . . The idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious.” —School Library Journal

“Highly amusing new series starter. . . . Skye gives Rob a self-deprecating charm and highlights the pleasures of books both subtly and effectively.” —Booklist

“Filled with spot-on commentary and a wince-inducing supporting cast, middle grade guys won’t be able to keep Wonkenstein to themselves. . . . This pitch-perfect offering should appeal to reluctant readers, not to mention the legion Wimpy Kid fans.” —Shelf Awareness

 

Praise for Potterwookiee:

“Skye captures all the silly action in the winning text-plus-cartoons format. . . . Rob’s dry commentary on his family, school, and social life is sure to provoke laughs.” —Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Obert Skye, with illustrations by the author

  • Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of the two books in The Creature from My Closet series—Wonkenstein and Potterwookiee. He has also written the bestselling children’s fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and Pillage.

  • Obert Skye
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Available Formats and Book Details

Pinocula

The Creature from My Closet

Obert Skye, with illustrations by the author

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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