Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD: Your book. Your Pencil. Your world. by Drew Callander & Alana Harrison / Book Review #MightierThanTheSword

By: Drew Callander & Alana Harrison
Illustrated by: Ryan Andrews 
Published by: Penguin Workshop
Released on: July 10th, 2018
Series: Mightier Than The Sword #1
Ages: 8 & up
Purchase from: Penguin | Amazon | B&N | BoW
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Rating: 5 Owlets
We are a PHR Parnter and a copy of this book was provided in exchange for my honest review

Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!

You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You're a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story!

Only you can rescue Prince S. from the evil Queen Rulette. Aided by the Couriers--a French stoat with dangerous dance moves, a giant dung beetle, a fire ninja, a Pegasus-centaur-cowgirl and a super-intelligent femalien chameleon--you must write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure that is unique to every reader! And most importantly, you must prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword.

This is a hilarious, play your way through the story, kind of book. It takes the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books I grew up with, to a whole new level. It's a funny, clever, interactive book that literally pulls you into the story. Yes! You the reader become part of the story. It even encourages you draw and write (when promoted) in certain parts of the book. I loved the Mad Lib style prompts in this book. What you write and draw become part of the story. 

This is the kind of book that encourages readers to keep reading. Reluctant readers are going to find there is nothing reluctant about jumping into this book, and it's unique world. It's a story that is literally told as you interact with it. This is a book readers will breeze right through, and than they'll want to read it again. At least they'll want to re-read that ending again. Now we need the sequel! I'm not even part of this book's demographic reading age, and I had a blast reading this book for review.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~