The latest creature to emerge from Rob's closet is a cross between Chewbacca from Star Wars and Harry Potter. Rob names him "Potterwookiee" ("Hairy" for short) and soon Rob finds himself treading water as he tries to figure out how to care for his mixed-up friend. Great laughs and great books help Rob along the way.
As the title suggests, this second entry in Skye's humorous Creature in My Closet series features a mashup of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Chewbacca the Wookiee from Star Wars. When a small, furry creature with a lightning bolt scar and a striped scarf emerges from 12-year-old Rob's bedroom closet, he knows exactly what to do, thanks to the experience he gained in Wonkenstein (2011), which saw the arrival of a Willy Wonka/Frankenstein hybrid. Rob heads to the library, and by reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and a Star Wars title, as well as enlisting the help of his not-always-helpful friends, Rob tries to stand up to a bully, win a cooking contest, and earn the respect of his crush. Speaking of hybrids, Skye captures all the silly action in the winning text-plus-cartoons format popularized by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Rob's dry commentary on his family, school, and social life is sure to provoke laughs. Next up: a third outing starring "Pinocula," teased at book's end. Ages 9 12.