Rob's dad brings home a closet door from Goodwill for Rob's closet. It even has a weird handle that has a strange man's face on it. Rob throws everything into his closet - including his chemistry set, playdough, and books he never reads, and shuts the door.
One day a weird creature emerges from the closet. He is a mix of Willy Wonka and Frankenstein's monster. Rob decides to call him Wonkenstein. Wonkenstein gets Rob into lots of trouble, some serious misunderstandings, and lots of adventures - including reading the two books that mean so much to Wonkenstein.
This book is written in the style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Every page has lots of cartoon drawings, so it is great for reluctant readers. The main characters are boys, which makes it a great choice for ten-year-old boys who don't like to read. It was silly, but the perfect kind of humor for kids who are learning to read chapter books. I recommend it for reluctant readers or kids who are learning to read longer books, but still need the support of lots of pictures to understand the plot.