Book Review: The Sun Zebra by Rolando Garcia

The Sun ZebraBook: The Sun Zebra
Author: Rolando Garcia
Publisher: R. Garcia
Date: November 18, 2011 (5th edition)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Genre: short stories, “adventures in living”
Pages: 66
Price: $1.79 on Kindle

My rating: a great little book that puts a smile on one’s heart


I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

The Sun Zebra is a collection of five short stories written by R. Garcia. They are wonderful stories about the adventures in the life of a little girl, Nell, and her parents, and are told by her father. Perhaps this does not sound very intriguing, but don’t be fooled. Mr. Garcia writes with heart and humour, drawing the reader in as he cleverly tells his tale in an entertaining way, giving the reader the feeling of being there.

Five stories. Five adventures:

  1. The Sun Zebra – after which the book was named;
  2. Bob the Intrepid Insectnaut!;
  3. Raven-Lenore;
  4. The Meaningless Christmas Tree;
  5. Birdman and the Fairy Tale

The preface begins, “This book is best described as a children’s book for grownups.” – and that’s a great way to begin. Each story inspires the reader to look at the seemingly insignificant things in life a little differently, and challenges one to see through the innocent eyes and understanding of a curious and thoughtful young child. As a delightful and easy read The Sun Zebra is enjoyable, interesting, funny, thought-provoking.

R. Garcia also writes under the pen name of Phantomimic. He has a following on where he shares his work, and which encouraged him to write a book. The Sun Zebra is the result of that decision. It is well worth his effort and a pleasure to read.

You can find The Sun Zebra on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂




7 responses to “Book Review: The Sun Zebra by Rolando Garcia

  1. I enjoy a book of well written short stories. They are in fact more difficult to write than a novel. I’m pleased that the writing world is paying more attention to short stories. Thanks for bringing this one to our attention Lynn.


  2. Are they kid-friendly? Very nice! 😀


  3. Thanks for reviewing my book. I’m glad you liked it! : ^ )


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