11 Mar

Today I interrupt the regularly scheduled book review (which will post tomorrow πŸ˜‰ ) for a special post.

Meet Renn.renn

Renn is the youngest, toughest, Grand Master Jedi ever to walk the sands of Tatooine. Besides battling evil Sith lords, Renn is also battling Epilepsy. Renn is the son of Bethany Telles, author of “Waiting for James in a Sea of Pink,” who’s blog I follow. That’s how I “met” Renn. Renn is in the hospital right now and Susanna Leonard Hill came up with this great idea of sending Renn get well wishes. A bunch of bloggers are doing that. Click HERE to see a list of all the other creative get well messages for Renn. You can read more about Renn and learn about Epilepsy by visiting The Brain of a Jedi blog by clicking HERE.

This is my get well wish for Renn –

*note move your cursor off the video after starting it so you can see all the words.

70 Responses to “RENN STRIKES (a) BACK(side)!”

  1. Jennifer Young March 11, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    Aww, sweet video for Renn. πŸ™‚


  2. swlothian March 11, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Awesome Erik. You should be so proud for doing something so good.
    I’m sure Renn is thrilled with your get we’ll wish.


  3. jama March 11, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    !!!!!!!!!!!!! Too cool. Faboo job, Erik. Of course I LOVE the pizza box boomerang :D. Get Well Wishes to Renn!


  4. Catherine Johnson March 11, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    You are so clever, Erik! That is wonderful. I’m sure Renn will love it.


  5. Michelle Isenhoff March 11, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Erik, that is so cool! My boys are going to love this. (We just ordered the Star Wars trilogy through NetFlix–again!)

    Micah has a very good friend with epilepsy. It’s a tough thing to live with. Wishing you all the best, Renn!

    Stunts by Erik–HA! πŸ™‚


  6. Penny Klostermann March 11, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    This is great, Erik. You did an amazing job! And The Force be with Renn as he battles on!


  7. clarbojahn March 11, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    That video is terrific, Erik! Renn will love it! I know I did. May the Force be with you as well as the fine, young Warrior, Renn. Greaat post. πŸ™‚


  8. Kirsten Larson March 11, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Erik, this is awesome!


  9. Susanna Leonard Hill March 11, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    OMG, Erik! You are INCREDIBLE! I can’t even begin to imagine how you did this, but it’s fantastic and Renn will love it! I think I need video lessons from you πŸ™‚ Awesome job!


  10. readingwithrhythm March 11, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Wow!! Totally awesome, man! That is going to have Renn laughing and cheering! Good Job!


  11. teresarobeson March 11, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    LEGO + Star Wars = Win for Renn! That was very cute and clever, Erik!


  12. Stacy S. Jensen March 11, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    How awesome Erik! I’m sure he’ll enjoy it. I did.


  13. Beth Stilborn March 11, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    This is FANTASTIC, Erik! Renn is going to love it.


  14. julie rowan zoch March 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Ha, ha! Loved the box-o-pizza-rang! You’ve got skills – great editing, writing, lego-building and art direction!


  15. Joanna March 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    You are so creative, Erik!


  16. Patricia Tilton March 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Erik, way beyond cool! Renn is going to love this video. How did you know to put this together. So creative!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Tilton! I actually made a video earlier for Renn, but I used copyrighted stuff, so I couldn’t post it so I just emailed it to Renn for him to see. This video is a second episode and this time I made sure everything I used in it wasn’t copyrighted!


  17. Laura Anne Miller March 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Erik – you are so AWESOME!!!! Renn will be thrilled to see himself starring in this movie!! What a generous and thoughtful thing to do! I can appreciate the work you put into this….I made one video (only 45 seconds long) and it took my daughter and I 3 days to edit it.


  18. viviankirkfield March 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    This is FANTASTIC, Erik! I loved EVERY minute of it and I’m sure that Renn and his family will also.
    Do you give lessons in video production? I would have NO CLUE as to how to do what you did…I am impressed by you once again.:)


  19. ontheplumtree March 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Great idea and I wish Renn a speedy recovery.


  20. laurimeyers March 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Awesome! The dark side doesn’t stand a chance.


  21. David Eveleigh March 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Epic win! I’m sure Renn will be thrilled. Thanks a ton for making this post, Erik. It inspired me to make a little something for him too (although mine isn’t quite as epic).


  22. PragmaticMom March 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    What a lovely idea! I’ll click on those links to wish him well too!


  23. bethanytelles March 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm #


    The pure talent you have is quite impressive!!! Holy wow!! Thank you, kiddo… Renn and I have watched this 22 times already!! And now Renn wants to say something (remember, he’s in Kindergarten, and he’s learning how to spell πŸ˜‰ ):

    hi. this is vere cool. i luv it so much. thank you. you are my new jedi frend. come to my hows now ok?

    May the Force be with you, Erik… You have truly brightened my little boys’ day!!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

      Thanks Ms. Telles (and Renn!)
      I am glad you love this! Tell Renn I think him and I would be GREAT friends! πŸ˜€
      You can bring Balance to the force Renn! πŸ˜€


  24. Julie March 12, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Wow Erik! This video is spectacular – so creative. I’m sure Renn will love it almost as much as I did! πŸ™‚


  25. Melissa March 12, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Awesome video πŸ™‚ I’m sure Renn will love it.


  26. Heather Newman March 12, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Erik, you are a young man of many talents. This is brilliant! Arthur and I have enjoyed watching it several times and the ending gives him the giggles.


  27. Kathy Cornell Berman March 12, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Outstanding Erik. Glad to see Renn invited you to his house. Stay strong Renn!


  28. KidLitReviews March 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Wow! Erik you keep surprising me with the talent you possess. You’re what . . . 35 years old, now? You’re an amazing kid.


  29. Lori Degman (@LoriDegman) March 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    That was awesome, Erik! Renn must have LOVED it!


  30. Sylvia Liu March 13, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    That’s really great, Erik. You must have put a lot of time & dedication into it. You rock!


  31. Myra GB March 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Hope you’re feeling better now, Renn! πŸ™‚ Very nice tribute, Erik.



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