Monday, November 18, 2013

THE ADVENTURES OF TOMATO AND PEA BOOK 1: A BAD IDEA

I am going to tell you about a book that I want all of you folks to go and buy. It's written by my very cool pal over at THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS, Erik Weibel. His blog should be titled, THIS KID WRITES AND REVIEWS BOOKS. He can write!
< Like his picture? :-) I won his chapter book because chocolate is my favorite veggie. :-) I am buying a copy for my library this week. (This is something I forgot to do and so I have a note beside my computer to do this today!) I want to take a picture of his book on the shelf at the library. So if you see that picture suddenly appear here on the blog you'll have a heads-up on the situation. I'm also going to buy a copy for another writer/teen pal of mine for Christmas. I know he'll love it as much as I have.

The book is dedicated to Erik's uncle Dave. It's all because his uncle brought the stuffed Tomato and Pea to Erik and told him to write a story around them that the book was born.

The blurb:

“For years the evil villain Wintergreen had tried to destroy super crime-stopper, Tomato and his sidekick, Pea, and take over planet Oarg. In a plan gone wrong, Wintergreen traps himself along with his arch-nemesis in a runaway rocket ship that crashes on a strange planet called “EAR-TH”. Now these perennial enemies must learn to work together to survive the dangers on this strange world. Hungry birds, enormous snakes and the giant inhabitants of EAR-TH stand between this brawling bunch of aliens and finding a way home.”

My review:

Erik has done such a wonderful job of writing and bringing me on the journey, that I cannot wait for the next book.  It made me giggle, it has suspense, and it's just a fun afternoon of reading. I read it while hubby drove us all to Christopher's hospital visit. (We live 4 1/2 hours away.) I could NOT put it down. It has a prologue and nine chapters of pure delight! There's a Smidge glossary at the end. You'll need it. I didn't. *wink* (Really I did.) The smidges live on the planet Oarg. They're only 3-4 inches tall. Honestly, y'all must read this story. If you're too old for some space ship fun, then buy a copy for your library. (Be careful of the Wardoes (pronounced: war-doze) though.) They're HUMONGOUS aliens (10 inches tall). I love Tomato, Pea, Wintergreen, Skew, Pye, Poppy, (They all end up on EAR-TH.) and all the characters that Erik dreamed up in his imagination. His imagination SOARS! I can't tell you how the story ends. Let me just say that I'm worried sick! So get that next book ready Erik!

Linkage to buy the book, y'all:

Createspace

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK


24 comments:

  1. Eric's book sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing about it. And I love your idea that chocolate is a vegetable. That would be so awesome.

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  2. Sounds like a great book! Thanks so much for sharing the info and review. Congratulations Erik! :)

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  3. That's a great title! Very catchy. I'll have to check out his site, too.

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  4. Eric's book sounds awesome, catchy title, super interesting premise and characters I would love to hang out with.

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  5. Wow! Sounds funny and creative and something I need to look into.

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  6. That's really impressive!
    Your favorite vegetable is chocolate?

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  7. LOVE your review. This book is rising closer to the top of by huge TBR pile with all these amazing reviews!

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  8. Great review, Robyn! Erik amazes me. I have his book, and I'm looking forward to reading it soon!

    Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  9. Sorry it took me so long to get here. I, being 11, had to go to the-place-that-makes-you-do-hard-labor-that-drives-you-insane - er... I mean school. ;)

    I totally agree with your veggie choice, mentally and logically - (get ready for the facts) chocolate comes from the cacao bean which is ground up into cocoa powder, and sometimes chocolate is shaped into carrots and such. See? Totally reasonable.

    Thank you SO much for the great review! I sure hope that all goes well in book two (Pea is currently typing away at the computer in the living-room (I'm at my lap-top)) :)

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  10. Congratulations to Eric. Sounds like a fun book!

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  11. I love reading about Erik's book anytime. His comment here made me laugh too. Oh, to be in school full time.

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  12. Woot! Go, Erik! The book sounds great, and I will get it asap for the kids! :)

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  13. Great review of a great book by a great writer! :) Chocolate is totally a vegetable, so it is clear you won fair and square! And look what an awesome job you have done, getting a second round of attention for this book after the initial flurry - perfect timing right before the holidays! :)

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  14. When I finally get a book published, I want you to review it because you write WONDERFUL reviews! :) :)

    Kudos to Eric on his accomplishment(s)! I wish I were half as talented at nearly 5 times his age. LOL!

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  15. Hi Robin - that's lovely that you're promoting Eric's book and then giving other copies to the Library and to your teen pal ..

    The story sounds fun .. tomato and pea ... cheers Hilary

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  16. Tomato and pea? How cute is that. Sounds delightful...
    Reading this fun title makes me contemplate writing a story for younger ones... even if it's just ONCE...
    Hope you're well Robyn... *waving*

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  17. Erik is truly amazing! The book sounds great and you did a lovely job reviewing it!! I will be sure to get a copy!

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  18. I love Erik's blog and I am so excited for him that he has written a book. I look forward to getting my hands on this fun read. Your review is excellent and I love the support you are showing for this young reader, writer, blogger, and all around great kid!

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  19. You are so right, Erik has done a wonderful job of writing and bringing us along on the journey, and I have only read the snippet you shared here. This much is great, he's an awesome writer.

    I love your review, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  20. Thanks for sharing this. I'm not familiar with the author and this book looks fantastic.

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  21. Robin
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a meaningful comment.
    I enjoyed the book review and what a find, just in time for Christmas.

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  22. This sounds cute! I loved to read books like this to my boys when they were little.

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