Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Soothsayer's Shoes by Richard Thake

Do you have a good imagination?  Then you'll love this book...

Owlkids Books sent me an ARC of this book for review.  It comes in hardcover or paperback and it's currently available in the market.

Seth and Ollie are 10 years old and they are The Mighty Knights of Right & Honor.  Instead of sitting around and saying they have nothing to do, they visit an imaginary world and have great adventures.  They use odds and ends they have around the house or in the yard for dress up.  The dog is a horse.  When they run into Lady Sheri-Sue Shrood who needs their help to recover the soothsaying shoes that have been stolen, they accept the quest and move forward, through foot-sucking bogs and fire-breathing bats. They are a bit astonished to find a saber-toothed sloth named Edith-Anne, but she joins them on their journey and the adventures continue.

This reminded me a bit of the odd characters you meet in the book Alice in Wonderland.  Mr. Thake uses his imagination to create fun, silly characters and Mr. Vince Chui provides the illustrations to make the word pictures clearer in the child's mind.

There will be more books in this series, this is book one.  I found Seth and Ollie entertaining enough to watch for the next book.  It's written for ages 7-10.  Why not visit your local bookstore and pick up a copy for your young reader.  Everyone likes to go on adventures.  Happy reading!

I'm offering my ARC as a giveaway.  If you'd like to have the book, leave a message here, and then email me at info @ (take the spaces out with your NAME AND ADDRESS and tell me why you'd like to snag it.


Mary K. from L.A. said...

Oh, this sounds like something my godson would enjoy! Thanks! mkip at aol dot com

LitLass said...

My 7-year-old would love this. Thanks for the review.