Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Book Review: Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles
By K. Kibbee
Genre: Early Chapter Book {ages 6-10}

Living life as a bumbling breadbox with fur, was hardship enough for Theodore the Corgi, but when the young dog finds himself cold and alone in a frightening animal shelter, it’s clear that his struggles have only just begun. 

Labeled “unadoptable,” by shelter staff, Theodore mires in the gloom until a kind-eyed stranger with a pocket full of handcrafted jerky and a quirky smile, rescues him with the intent of making Theodore the newest addition to his curious Bookstore. Though overwhelmed at first, Theodore soon finds both his new friend and the odd bookstore are welcoming hosts, despite the Corgi’s run of clumsy mishaps. And while Theodore’s formerly dull and lonely life fades to memory, a new, adventurous one blooms before him—for hidden amongst the dusty stacks of books and things at the Enchanted Bookstore, waits a peculiar little man with a set of the most magical, Spectacular Spectacles imaginable.

My Review

Oh, goodness. I am not sure how any reader couldn't fall in love with Theodore. He is only looking for love and adoration. After experiencing an impatient owner, he finds himself in a cozy bookstore with Sam, the owner. I think these two, human and corgi, are a perfect fit. These two embark on an adventure.

I found all of the little characters in this story to be bright and wonderful. As a 38-year-old adult, I was mesmerized by the ending, so I can only imagine how it will make young readers feel. A sweet and enchanting story for sure! The illustrations are a perfect touch. 

About the Author 

K. (Kristine) Kibbee is a Pacific Northwest writer with a fascination for all things literary. Kristine’s passion for creative writing began in her early youth and led her to the doors of Washington State University, where she earned a degree in Humanities, with a focus in Professional Writing. Kristine followed her scholarly pursuit of writing with published works in The Vancougar, The Salal Review Literary Review, Just Frenchies magazine, and S/Tick Literary Review. She is presently a regular columnist for Terrier Group magazine.

Kristine’s novella, “The Mischievous Misadventures of Dewey the Daring,” was her first and only self-published release, and is still currently available on Amazon.com. Her middle-grade fantasy novel, “Whole in the Clouds,” was released in November 2014 and is being re-released by Incorgnito Publishing Press, with additional material, in October of 2016. The first installment in her YA fantasy series, “Forest of the Fae-Devlin’s Door,” was released in early 2016 with Incorgnito.

Kristine anticipates following the release of book two in the “Forests of the Fae” series (“The Raven Queen”) with a third and final installment, which will tentatively come to print in early 2018.

Kristine regularly engages on a variety of social media platforms and can be followed:

On Twitter @K_Kibbee
On Facebook: facebook.com/KKibbeewrites

Publisher’s Info:

On Amazon: http://amzn.to/2oVfUfz  

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