Monday, November 12, 2012

Review: The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton (Blog Tour)

Title The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton (book 1: Crash Landing on Ooleeoo)
By Angela Shelton
Genre Scifi, fantasy,
Pages 272
Recommended by Teddy

First sentence Umberto Uranoscopy looked up at the stars, staring into the night.

Synopsis
Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton–mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats–is being hunted by the Keeper of Darkness. Yet Tilda simply does not recall, at all, after taking a tremendous fall. No one on Ooleeoo, where Tilda crash-landed, knows she is from another planet. Only Star Jumper Randy can tell her—but he’s light years away, frantically searching for his missing love, desperate that without her, the entire galaxy soon may be lost. Even in the middle of cosmic danger, Tilda loves to create hats, for which she has a rare and uncanny knack. All who receive them sparkle, in fact—and spark their innermost talent. With a Tilda hat, people can suddenly do whatever they dream of, causing brilliant ideas to grow madly.With Gladys the toad, who thinks she’s a cat, and Frank the fish, who lives in her hat, Tilda must discover who she is and what her enemy wants from her so badly. (From Goodreads)


What it has going for it
When Teddy of Virtual Author Book Tours contacted me and invited me to participate in this book tour I decided I definitely wanted to. This book sounded unusual and crazy and just plain fun. Lucky for me it was just that. Even in my current reading slump it was easy to get lost in the wacky world of Ooleeoo. Who wouldn't want to visit a world with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavored grass that results in like flavored milk from the cows who eat it? I thoroughly enjoyed the sophisticated language you'll find in these pages; the "big" words. I'm not positive what age group the book is geared towards if any, but I could definitely imagine reading it out loud to preteens. I think they'd love the imaginative adventures within these pages and I'll be hanging on to this one for the day I have my own kids to read it to.

What's lacking
Sometimes the story felt slightly more like a strange dream than a coherent plot but that might have been my easily distracted mood. 

Favorite moment
The idea of that flavored grass, of course! 

Yea or Nay?
Yes, I'd say give it a go...particularly if you have kids to read it to. I think they'll like it and you'll both enjoy the experience. 


author photo: Laura Burke
About Angela Shelton:
Angela Shelton is an author, actor, blogger and public speaker. She has been writing since she was eight years old. Her first novel was adapted into the movie Tumbleweeds. Angela won a regional Emmy award for her portrayal of Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side video series created by Baby Einstein’s Julie Clark and America’s Most Wanted’s John Walsh. After living in Los Angeles for over a decade, Angela left the big city for a one-light country town to marry her first love and fulfill her dream of writing books in a barn house.
Find out how Angela has incorporated the character of Tilda Pinkerton into an entire line of book projects, each geared towards a different age group at  www.MagicHatShop.com

My thanks to both Teddy and Angela for a copy of this book to review.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I love that you loved the flavored grass. That is one of the many things that makes me laugh. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This sounds really cute. It would be nice if milk could be naturally flavored by the grass. :)
    Does it have pictures, or is it more of a chapter book?

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    1. That would definitely make flavored milk less expensive. ;) No, no pictures.

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  3. My daughter would go beserk over flavored grass! I'll have to keep this one in mind for when she is older. Nice review, Jenny!

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    1. Yeah, it would be fun to read to her I'm sure.

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  4. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Tilda so much! I loved the flavored grass as well.

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  5. I think I'd love to eat strawberry flavored grass provided it was digestible! Sounds like a totally fun read. I'll have to look it up. ;)

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    1. Yeah, I'd definitely be tempted by the chocolate grass. ;)

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  6. This book sounds like Willie Wonka crossed with Alice in Wonderland! I love the sound of it!

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    1. And add in a twist of scifi. Yep. I like that mix.

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  7. Looks like a cute book :) I haven't seen this one before, but the cover is darling.

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    1. I really like the cover. It's very true to the book.

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  8. I'm not sure I'd like this book, sounds a little too fantasy like for me, but I'm glad you were able to enjoy it and kick that slump a little bit!

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  9. That plot synopsis is definitely unique! I usually like a good fantasy but I'm not sure how I would feel about this one. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it though:)

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    1. Yes, a very unique and wild plot.

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  10. Nice blog! I'm following you now!
    Follow my blog too?
    Thank you

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  11. You're back! Missed your posts. This book sounds a little too wild for me, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I'm sort of back. ;) I'm getting a little more steam, anyway. It was definitely wild.

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