Anyone who enjoyed the "Spaceman Spiff" premise that popped up from time to time in Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes comic strip will enjoy what Wight does here with Frankie Pickle. Anyone who lost themselves in his or her imagination during childhood will be able to easily identify with Frankie Pickle, and Wight makes the most of that innocent sense of wonder. Still, the point here isn't for adults to see themselves in the title character, but rather for kids to discover the magic of that imagination and to learn a particular moral. While adult fans of Wight's work (such as myself) have been eagerly anticipating more work from him, this book's definitely for the kids, as grown-up will easily see where Wight's headed with the plot early on. Of course, that this book is for kids is good news in and of itself, as Frankie Pickle should serve as an excellent gateway into the world of comics for today's tykes. Read Full Review
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