Friday, January 4, 2013

Potterwookiee by Obert Skye

Rob has a magical closet that remains locked to him most of the time.  But when it does open it produces action figure mash-ups.  In this book Rob's closet presents a small figure that looks like Chewbacca from "Star Wars" wearing Harry Potter's scarf and glasses.  "Hairy" can perform some magic but a spell gone awry early on leaves him stupified and Rob must begin reading the Harry Potter books to figure out how to undo the spell.  Meanwhile, he is preparing for an audition for his favorite TV show, "Average Chef".  This book is done in the style of the Wimpy Kid series with lots of silly illustrations.  I, personally, didn't enjoy it but I think it is a great book to recommend to students who like funny stories that are not hard to read but don't look like "baby" books either.