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Frankie Pickle in "The Beast That Snored" by Eric Wight

Frankie's mom warns him not to read scary comics before bedtime, but that doesn't stop him. Frankie knows monsters aren't real. Or that's what he thinks until he's woken in the middle of the night by a horrible sound that can be only one thing -- an actual MONSTER!!

The Beast That Snored is not only a fun adventure, but also a great example of the use of onomatopoeias. This short story could be paired with a lesson plan that teaches what onomatopoeias are, and how they can be used.

Frankie Pickle is a typical boy with an anything but typical imagination. Sometimes it leads him on adventures. Sometimes it gets him into TROUBLE. In the end, creative problem solving always triumphs.

Eric Wight
is the award winning creator of Frankie Pickle, an early reader chapter book/graphic novel series published by Simon & Schuster. He is also the creator of the graphic novel My Dead Girlfriend, which was a 2008 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by YALSA. Prior to becoming a children's book author, Wight was an animator for almost ten years for such companies as Disney, Warner Bros., and Cartoon Network. His comic book adaptation of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay helped garner both the Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best Anthology, as well as the Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Wight's art has also been prominently featured on such television shows as The O.C. and Six Feet Under.

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