Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.
Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class that his real parents had found him and he was going to live in a submarine.
Bean: Who wasn't exactly invited, but her parents own a costume shop, which comes in handy if you want to dress up like a giant squirrel and try to scare people at the zoo.
About the Author
Kim Baker moved around a lot as a kid, which taught her two things: silliness is a great way to make pals, and goofy people make the best firends. She lives in Seattle with her family and still goofs off. A lot. This is her first book.
Praise for Pickle…
"Baker writes with a light and lively hand, depicting a realistic urban setting peopled with engaging characters from various ethnic backgrounds.”--Horn Book
"Sure to please anyone with a puckish sense of humor or a hankering for innocent prank ideas.”--Kirkus
"Even though this is a fast-paced, humorous story, it tackles the true meanings of friendship . . . Pair this with James Preller’s Justin Fisher books or Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series." -- Booklist
"Probert’s finely detailed, expressive illustrations depict the club’s racially diverse makeup. Baker’s debut novel shows promise and offers an enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal