Snozzlewinks by Pilar Newton-Katz
Twelve year old Stella loves to draw crazy creatures in her nifty sketchbook and goes everywhere with her bestfriend, Sam the iguana. When they are chased by the school bully, Stella and Sam stumble into a dark hole and find themselves in a strange and magical world of The Snozzlewinks. There they meet new Snozzlewink friends, Winkle and Maria. When they all find themselves captured by the villainous Taggoff and his evil army, Stella will need to have confidence in her talents – her art may just save the day!