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!
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.
“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.”
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: