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Title: Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic
Desmond loves scary things, well I should say creating scary things. He is a special effects prodigy, who started out innocently enough frightening his family. But when he starts creating his masterpieces at school, trouble follows. The head of discipline at his middle school decides it is time to get Desmond transferred, and Desmond has three chances to change his monster scaring ways. Is a total transformation possible?
There are several laugh out loud moments in this book and it is a fun story about being true to yourself. The illustrations are well done and add a lot. I liked Desmond from the start and there is something to be said for following your passion.
This is a great “next read” for kids who love Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Big Nate. They will very much enjoy the story and the reading experience is similar.
Cute start to a new series. Mark Tatulli is another cartoonist who had made the leap into kids lit with an interesting new character.
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