Magic Pickle

by Scott Morse

Publisher: Scholastic/Graphix

Format: Softcover, 6x9, full color, $9.99

ISBN: 978-0-439-87995-8

Reviewed by: School Library Journal

After world-renowned scientist Dr. Jekyll Formaldehyde dropped his pickle into an experimental particle confabulator, he found himself in the possession of an unlikely but most noble superhero, Weapon Kosher. Now, after 50 years of cryogenic slumber, this pickle is supercharged, ready to face the Brotherhood of Evil Produce and fight for dill justice. The magic pickle teams up with Jo Jo Wigman, a sassy girl who has the questionable fortune of living above Dr. Formaldehyde’s secret laboratory. This endearing and unlikely duo must take down the gang of evil, scientifically advanced superveggies before they reunite and do what rotten vegetables do best–reek havoc. This title’s sly wit and fun, energetic art will be a great success with graphic novel fans and with those who appreciate puns and the kookier side of things. –Lauren Anduri, Brooklyn Public Library, NY