Pencil of Doom!

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Pencil of Doom!
Author Andy Griffiths
Illustrator Terry Denton
Country  Australia
Language English
Series Schooling Around!
Genre children's literature
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Publication date
1 April 2008
Media type Paperback
Pages 216
ISBN 978-0-330-42389-2
Preceded by Treasure Fever!
Followed by Mascot Madness!

Pencil of Doom! is the second book of the Schooling Around series by Andy Griffiths. It was published in 2008 by Pan Macmillan Australia.


Henry has a green pencil with a skull eraser. He discovers that everything he writes or draws with it becomes true! But if he draws good things, a bad thing will unexpectedly happen. He tries to destroy the pencil in many ways, but his friend Jack Japes always intercepted. He gives his friend Jack Japes amnesia in the process by tripping him down a hill when he was trying to destroy the pencil.

He throws it into a rubbish bin, hoping it will never be seen again, but it turns up again in Lost Property.

He wedges it under the sports teacher's Hummer's wheel, but instead it sticks into it, and the Hummer collides with Mrs Cross' small green hatchback.

He also attempts to crush it in Mr Spade's compactor, but not knowing how to use it, it blows up and the pencil is left intact.

He attempts to draw a picture of the pencil itself disappearing, but because of how wishes don't always come true in the way people expect, it gets stolen by Clive, who use it to draw a picture of Henry and his friends being crushed under an avalanche.

Luckily (or unluckily), they get crushed by an avalanche... of books. The combined weight of the books also crushes the pencil. The characters are saved by the librarian, Mr Shush, who digs them out.

The story ends here with the usual paragraph.