Choose Your Own Adventure Blog hop! Tony the Phony and the Northern Woods by Kid Author T. Man
Hi everyone! Today, I have a treat for you! I get to share an interview with a kid who wrote his own Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story!
T. Man, the author, wrote a first book, along with his brother (M. Man), and mother – author Michelle Isenhoff. The first book, Tony the Phony and Cursed Mansion, was a success.
The next book is “Tony the Phony and the Northern Woods”. T. Man went solo (but has a little help from his mom). You can follow along with this read along adventure by clicking over to the Story Boys Blog – click HERE!
Tony the Phony and the Northern Woods
Series: Tony the Phony #2
Written by T. Man with Michelle Isenhoff
21 pages – ages 7+
Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on January 13th, 2016
Synopsis- Tony the Phony is back in another adventure! Tony and Ed are going to Tony’s grandpa’s house for a weekend fishing trip. Only, that Tony’s mom doesn’t know that they are flying in a plane to Canada to get there, when Tony is [supposedly] at Ed’s house. What will happen next? You decide!
What I Thought- This was a fun Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book. It is perfect for reluctant readers, as it is a short story that is fun and interactive. I enjoyed reading the variations of what happened to Tony and his friend, Ed, and the fact that they incorporated some fantasy, and a lot of adventure. Kids will love this book. T. Man did this mostly by himself (with help on the sidelines by his author-mom) and there is a quality to the work which makes it an enjoyable experience! I love to read works by kid authors! Keep on writing!
Now, onto a special interview with T. Man himself!
Erik- What do you like the most about writing Choose-Your-Own-Adventure stories?
T. Man- I like to have a whole bunch of endings, so some of them can be funny and some of them not. I like to write something for everyone.
Erik- That is always a good idea, T. Man. What is your favorite ending to the story?
T. Man- The one with the police car, because I know that’s exactly what my mom would do if I left in a plane.
Erik- It’s good to know that you can imagine what would realistically happen if the story took place. When are you planning a new Tony the Phony book?
T. Man- I don’t know. Maybe in a year or two. I’d like to do the next one with my brother because it’s a lot easier with two people thinking up the story.
Erik- I see what you mean. You did a good job on your own, too. If you had a choice, would you choose to travel by plane (like Tony did)?
T. Man- I’ve never traveled by plane before, but I probably would since it’s very rare that they crash. My grandpa is a pilot, and he said he’s been up so high he’s seen all of Michigan like a big mitten. I think that would be cool.
Erik- That’s cool that your grandpa is a pilot. I bet it would be amazing to see the entire state. You get to choose the ending of your day today – what would it be?
T. Man- I already have a snow day. I’d also like to have my new air soft gun delivered today. So I can join the neighborhood air soft wars.
Erik- Thank you very much for letting me talk with you, T. Man!
Thanks for stopping by! No go check out the hop! 😀
Categories: Age 6-9, Other Stuff Related to Books and Reading