I am so happy to be joining Mother Daughter Book Reviews in a Book Review Blitz for the middle grade fantasy adventure, “The Ifs” by J. D. Pooker . I know from what Renee has been saying that, after reading just a few chapters to he kids, they are all enjoying it very much. There has been much begging for “one more chapter”!
About the BookTitle: The Ifs
Author: J.D. Pooker
Illustrator: Frank Walls
Publication Date: April 22, 2013
Publisher: Little Devil Books
Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Landon and Broden are brothers. And some days they DO NOT get along very well. They spend most of their days fighting, arguing and plotting ways to get revenge on each other. Then, strange things start happening…
Noises in their room that are not the cat.
Homework is mysteriously finished.
A broken shoelace repairs all by itself.
Clothes are put in the hamper on their own.The brothers want to share their weird experiences, but they don’t know if they can trust each other. But when they find out who’s behind all the strange things around the house, they are called to battle. Battle? Whoa! Right there in the forest by their house! A battle with the most unusual creatures and wildest of beasts. And when the battle turns more dangerous than they imagined, Landon and Broden must face their fears, put their grudges aside and learn how to work together.
My ReviewThis book has it all - fighting, plotting, sibling rivalry, weird experiences, adventure, mystery and battles. In short, everything that appeals to middle school readers. The plot rolls along at a good pace and hooks you in from the very start, with believable characters that are easily related to - we all know a Landon and a Broden, right..?
A must-have for any child's library with real-life lessons built in.
What People Are Saying
“The plot was exciting and well written. The entire book kept me engaged and interested in the characters and what was going on. J.D. Pooker wrote an amazing book that fantasy lovers of all ages would enjoy. This would make a great gift for boys or girls to put in their personal library; whether you purchase the paperback version or an ebook.” ~ Sapphyria, Amazon
“The moment the book arrived I had to break up a minor fight over who got the book first. We went to a 15 minute oven timer to determine turns. After an hour my granddaughter relented to my grandson. He read the book, cover to cover, in the first night. He reports it is the best book he has read. Long story short, the book has a positive and fun story.” ~ Maryann, Amazon
“This story moves along and will keep young readers involved. A great adventure for all ages of boys or girls to enjoy.” ~ Ir, Amazon
About the Author: J.D. Pooker
J.D. Pooker lives in wonderful Wyoming with her husband and two sons, along with a black lab named Ryder and a sweet kitty named Alia. J.D. likes to spend time with her family and go camping, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Her sons are the inspiration for writing children’s stories. She wants to encourage them to be readers and show them how powerful and exciting the imagination can be. She wants them to see that countless worlds exist, and all it takes to get there is a good book.