Tyler in Trouble – The Last Place You Look by Ella Kennen

17 Sep

Tyler in Trouble – The Last Place You Look
By Ella Kennen
45 pages – Ages 7+ (ebook reviewed)
Published by Perfect Sense Productions on July 26, 2012

Tyler’s mom told him not to lose their only house key while he and his sister, Casey, are at Karate. When it is almost time to leave, Tyler realizes that he doesn’t have the key! He looked everywhere, but couldn’t find it. Not in the dojo, not in Casey’s class, not in the hallway, not at the front desk! Not anywhere in the building! Will Tyler get in trouble? Will his mom find out? Will they be locked out forever?

This was a pretty funny book. It was written well for younger kids. The story was a quick read for me and I think it would be a good choice for advanced readers because it is a clean read. I found the fact that they only had oner key to their house a bit unrealistic. But, I also think the plot is very simple because the book was written for younger kids. I like the cover and the little pictures that are in the book here and there. Overall, I thought it was a good book worth reading! I recommend this to kids 7+.

I give “Tyler in Trouble” three out of five bookworms.

To learn more about the author, Ms. Kennen, and Tyler, visit Ms. Kennen’s blog HERE.

*I received this as a free ebook in exchange for an honest review*

18 Responses to “Tyler in Trouble – The Last Place You Look by Ella Kennen”

  1. Angela Brown September 17, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    The book sounds rather adorable. And that title speaks to so many people. Even as adults, we can search frantically, high and low, but what we seek is often in the last place we look – which often turns out to be the first place we should have looked lol!!!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 18, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      It is adorable! 🙂 I am horrible at finding things. So, when it’s gone, I search for a week, forget about it for a month, and then find it. 😉


  2. Joanna September 17, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Erik, I have read this one too, and had a very similar response to yours.


  3. Kirsten Larson September 17, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Erik, thank you for this! This is exactly the kind of book I’m looking for right now. We’re at the end of leveled readers, but some chapter books are far too long. Thank you!


  4. Patricia Tilton September 17, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Sounds like a fun chapter book for younger kids. Good subject since kids do lose things. Would love to know what happens. The cover reminds me of you. 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 18, 2012 at 6:55 am #

      It DOES have a popular topic (losing things is a popular thing to do 😉 ).


  5. Beth Stilborn September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this, Erik! Ms. Kennen is part of our 12×12 group, so it’s really cool to see one of her books.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 18, 2012 at 7:00 am #

      I knew she was in the valentine contest on Ms. Hill’s blog, but not in 12×12! WOW! She’s everywhere! 🙂


  6. Catherine Johnson September 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    That sounds so fun and great for us two with it being karate-related. Losing keys is so common it’s great to have a fun read about rather than relating it to getting into trouble 🙂


  7. KidLitReviews September 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    There is something about this book, I just can’t put my finger on, but it reminds me of you. Have you ever lost the only key to your house? No? What in the world is it that makes me think of you? Maybe if I re-read your review.

    Nope, didn’t help. Shoot, when I think of it Erik, I’ll kick back and let you know. Wait, maybe it’s the cover. Let me look at it again. Hold on.

    No, nothing there. Just some kid in a white jumpsuit and blue scarf for a belt. Definitely not you. Sorry, Erik, I must have been thinking of something or someone else.

    Oh, I Almost forgot, nice review.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 18, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      😉 Thanks Ms. Morris! He kinda looks like me… Except the blue belt (black for me) 🙂


  8. Susanna Leonard Hill September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Sounds fun for younger kids. And I have to say, we’ve got a couple in m house who can’t keep track of anything! 🙂


  9. Myra GB September 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    I like your review Erik. I loved your diplomatic way of sharing the things that didn’t work for you – and why it may still be in keeping with the nature of the book. Will still check out this book.


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