Frankie Pickle and the Land of the Lost Recess (Hardcover)

By Eric Wight, Eric Wight (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 9781442403093, 96pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2030



Frankie Pickle’s latest adventure catapults him 200 million years into the past!

After visiting the natural history museum with his family, all Frankie can think about are dinosaurs. He becomes so obsessed that he convinces his classmates to help him dig for bones at recess. But before they have a chance to start, the older kids chase them off the grass field, claiming it’s theirs according to the “Law of the Playground.” Frankie isn’t ready to go away without a fight, and he challenges the older kids to win ownership of the field. In Frankie’s imagination, it’s Cavekids versus Dinosaurs in an all-out battle for the playground…that results in Frankie and his friends getting pummeled.

     Still determined to win back the field, Frankie invents a new game to lure the older kids away from the grass and onto the concrete area of the playground. His plan works, but the game he created is so much fun that not even his friends want to play in the grass anymore!

Praise For Frankie Pickle and the Land of the Lost Recess

"Frankie Pickle...returns in another imaginative, over-the-top fantasy.... High-energy graphic illustrations keep this race on course and provide the perfect dose of humor for new readers, especially boys, who will identify with Frankie and admire his patient father."—Kirkus in a starred review for Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000

"Back off, Batman! Take note, Superman! Frankie Pickle is here, and he’s ready to play.... 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 in a starred review for Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom