Monday, November 23, 2015

Book Review: The Caretaker of Imagination by Z.R. Southcombe

The Caretaker of Imagination 
(The Caretaker Series Book 1)
by Z.R. Southcombe

Series: The Caretaker Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 94 pages
Publisher: Z. R. Southcombe; 1 edition (April 3, 2015)

Kindle Edition
File Size: 2252 KB
Print Length: 108 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: ZR Southcombe; 1 edition (March 20, 2015)
Publication Date: March 20, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★  

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Z.R. Southcombe. 

My thoughts:

Let me start by saying that my kids rate the books that I read to them. They loved the story though they're surprised to learn that the main character is actually around 40-ish already. Had a hard time explaining the child-like attitude of the man, it did bother them for a while but eventually they liked him and the cat! They find the illustrations cool as it helped them visualize the story. Pirate story is all new to them and it was really, really nice to see them imagining the story while I read this to them. 

Mommies, if you are looking for a good adventure book for your kids, pick this up!

About the book:

For kids looking for a fast-paced, crazy adventure, and grown-ups who want to be lost in childhood magic just one more time. Fans of the whimsy and magic of stories like Alice in Wonderland, or The Chronicles of Narnia will resonate with this story. 

Bored with his normal life, John Carroll runs away with his faithful cat in search of adventure. When he meets a real-life pirate, John realizes there is much more to the world than he’d ever thought possible – magic is real, and in desperate need of a hero. 

John must convince the (once fearsome) Captain Simon Peabody to join him on a fantastic and perilous quest to find the only person who can save magic from being lost forever: the Caretaker of Imagination. 

This wondrous tale harks back to the style of classic children’s literature. Perfect as a read-aloud, it is sure to delight readers of all ages. 

About the author:

Z.R. Southcombe is a writer and artist. She is the author of the wordless picture book What Stars Are Made Of and children's chapter book The Caretaker of Imagination.

Her books are written for children, but with their wild sense of imagination, rich vocabulary and emotional resonance they are loved by readers of all ages.

A true creative, Z.R. usually has a few creative projects on the go, but no matter what project she is currently working on, Z.R. is usually accompanied by a cup of tea.


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