FRANKIE PICKLE

READ poster for the American Library Association

Description

“Reality is for grown-ups!” – Frankie Pickle, age 10

A 96 page POB chapter book/graphic novel series published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Currently in development as an animated preschool series with TRICON FILMS & TELEVISION & TVOKids.

FRANKIE PICKLE is a celebration of discovery through the eyes of an hyper-imaginative ten-year-old boy. Whenever faced with a challenge, Frankie disappears into Walter Mitty-esque fantasies. Sometimes it solves problem. Sometimes it makes things worse. No matter what happens, Frankie is always in store for an epic adventure!

Book titles in the series:
FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM
FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE PINE RUN 3000
FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE MATHEMATICAL MENACE
FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE LAND OF THE LOST RECESS

“Wight’s hilarious twists of language are matched with a wicked sense of fun in the illustrations and frequent sequential-paneled episodes of pretend play…Busy illustrations on every page provide appeal for new readers, especially those who love Captain Underpants, Skippyjon Jones and Ricky Ricotta.” – Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

AWARDS
2015 Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Nominee
2013 Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award Nominee
2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award
2013 Illinois Reader’s Choice Monarch Award
2013 Virginia Young Reader Award
2012 NJLA Garden State Library Award
2012 South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award
2011 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
2009 NAIBA Book of the Year Nominee
2009 Bank Street Best Books of the Year
2009 Best Children’s Book Kirkus Reviews
2009 Best Comics for Kids School Library Journal
Two-Time Cybil Award Nominee

Role

creator | writer | illustrator | co-designer

For

Simon & Schuster

Date

2007-2011

Type

Publishing

Digital Illustration

Ink, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign