What It Is About: This is the adventures of Matt and Craz who are in junior high and love to draw and create cartoons. Their wish is to be published in the school newspaper, but the kids who are in charge of the paper, will have no part of Matt and Craz' cartoons. One day the boys see an ad on their computer for an amazing program that will help you become an amazing cartoonist. These two boys are of course interested, but soon forget about it. One day a "special" pen shows up. When this pen is used and the cartoon is copied, the things in the cartoon come to life along with the man that appeared in the ad on the computer. Well, the boys realized the power and fun they can have with this pen. Of course not everything goes the way they planned and both Matt and Craz learn some great life lessons about their friendship, their families, and their peers at school!
Who Should Read It: I think this would be the perfect book for a student transitioning from graphic novels to more traditional novels. The book has a lot of text, but also has pictures and cartoons on most of the pages. I don't think this book would scare any young reader off because of the amount of text. It would be the perfect book for an end-of-year third grader, a fourth grader, or even a fifth or sixth grader. Teachers of these students would also the book as well. I'm excited to add this book to my classroom library. Happy Reading!