Book Review: The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, Book 1: A Bad Idea – by Erik Weibel

Tomato and Pea
 Book: The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, Book 1: A Bad Idea
Author: Erik Weibel
Publisher: Erik Weibel
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Date: August 14, 2013
Genre: MG chapter book, adventure
Pages: 72 pages
Price: $5.99 paper; $2.95 Kindle
My rating: Excellent little book for young readers; a fun, convincing adventure
 

I had the privilege to read this book in its unpolished state and later received a copy of the finished product for review.

Having met the author, Erik Weibel, a couple of years ago through his blog “This Kid Reviews Books“, I have been able to watch from afar his growth as a writer. Oh, did I say … Erik self-published his book when he was eleven – he is a twelve-year-old now. And I’m a little jealous.

The Adventures of Tomato and Pea is a fun, entertaining space adventure. Erik has a good handle on writing characters, dialogue, and word pictures. He adds in humour, characters with defined personality, and tension for a good storyline. Erik has paid close attention to enough detail to make this an interesting story to read and visualize.

The reader is presented with friends, enemies, a big problem – such as a spaceship crashing on the planet Ear-th – and further situations that challenge the tiny (only a few inches tall) space travellers. They learn friendship, cooperation, loyalty, integrity, which all are great lessons for children – and adults – and are delivered in a non-preachy way.

Erik Weibel has learned a lot from the tips and lessons he’s been able to receive via writing challenges and exposure. It is evident in this great little book, The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, that his writing skill is beyond his age.

This book is for younguns’ …  boys might enjoy it more but I’m not a boy and I enjoyed it, too! If it is read to a child who can follow along and understand the story it is easily suitable for as young as five – and upward. (My eight-year-old grandson has his own copy and is enjoying reading it.)

Although children should especially enjoy this one, The Adventures of Tomato and Pea written by Erik Weibel is a wonderful read for anyone – and encouragement for future young writers.

You can find The Adventures of Tomato and Pea on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

Come back for my interview with Erik Weibel on March 6, and a book giveaway! Erik is generously offering a copy of his first book to one person who comments.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

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12 responses to “Book Review: The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, Book 1: A Bad Idea – by Erik Weibel

  1. stanleyandkatrina

    We love Erik’s book! Great review. Now following you on Twitter.
    ~/(^.^)\ and =^.^=

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  2. Thank you oh so much, CGLynn! You’re awesome! I really appreciate it! Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂 I am very happy you and your grandson like my story! 🙂

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  3. PS Sorry I was so late getting here. I had karate and jujitsu after school today. I just got home. 🙂

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  4. Great review of Erik’s book. He’s so creative!

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  5. A wonderful review of a great book by a super kid!! Can you tell I’m a fan!!

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