What a fun book to read! As a teacher, I come across "reluctant readers" quite often. Daniel the Draw-er by S.J. Henderson will certainly grasp the attention of those readers.
Daniel's mom thinks it's important for Daniel to make some new friends, but he is very happy with having one friend, his very best friend, Annie. Annie is a down-to-earth fun character who isn't afraid to get dirty, eat worms, or hang around with a boy. (No mushy stuff here...guaranteed.) And, in this day and age of technology, it is nice to read about a boy using his own imagination. Daniel is content drawing pictures of cool inventions, but when Whiskers the cat comes to life and tells Daniel his pencil is not an ordinary pencil, the magic and adventure really begins!
The moose and I give Daniel the Draw-er our seal of approval!