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Review! Sir Nathan and the Tentacles of Terror by Mark Simon Smith

29 Feb

sirnathan4Sir Nathan and the Tentacles of Terror
Series: Somewhat Silly Stories #4 (See my reviews of #’s 1, 2, & 3)
Written by Mark Simon Smith
Illustrated by Derek K. Gebler
330 pages – ages 7+
Published by CreateSpace on October 6, 2015

Synopsis- Sir Nathan is back! And so is Sir Tupolev, his faithful loyal talking horse! When the kingdom of Mariskatania’s citizens keep on disappearing, and giant meteorites keep appearing, Sir Nathan is called to investigate. He finds the citizens, which are fine, all wearing extremely ugly hats. But does it seem like they are acting strangely?

On the flip side, Mond Thewton and his Flobblobian citizens are planning on invading a world full of a rather primitive beings who haven’t even invented a telescope or shovel. They start the invasion process, and it’s even easier than they thought it would be. But, what if Mond doesn’t want to conquer planets? What if he finds that he is falling in love?

What I Thought- I have loved this series from book one. I mean, Mr. Smith has written the perfect middle grade comedy book. It is absurdly silly, and anything can happen.  And, honestly, I didn’t think that there was any way that the series could get better. And then I read this book. While keeping in line with the hilariousness and wackiness of the characters, Mr. Smith adds in space invaders. And maybe romance. But definitely space invaders. And a [long-dead] king named Erik the Great and Handsome (named after a certain enthusiastic book lover –  Mr. Smith, you are awesome!). Wow! I get to be on currency. 😉 Mr. Gebler’s illustrations are the icing on the cake, adding another dimension to the story. I cannot wait for book 5!

I give this five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Sir Nathan and the Clammy Calamity (A Somewhat Silly Story Book #3) by Mark Simon Smith

18 Jul

Have I got a surprise for you! Since everyone wanted to know more about my legendary bass of legend, I thought that I would post a picture of it (besides, Rhythm asked me if I had a picture and some of you questioned my awesome fishing abilities 🙂 ).

bass-pic

I was told to “Smile BIG!” 😀

sir-nathan#3Sir Nathan and the Clammy Calamity
By Mark Simon Smith
Illustrated by Derek K. Gebler
310 pages – ages 7+
Published by CreateSpace on May 3, 2013

When an evil whale (named Kale) tries to flood Mariskatania (because he’s upset of all the litter that goes into the sea from Mariskatania), Sir Nathan, the Hero of the Land, is called in. Sadly, Kale the Whale anticipates this and he takes all of the courage out of Sir Nathan! Now all the Hero wants to do is weep, sob, and cry. Who’s going to stop Kale the Whale from flooding Mariskatania now? Why, everyone, that is! From the tiny hobnobber squirrels (blue squirrels that crave nuts that are incredibly poisonous to them) to the spoiled Princess Abbey who only cares for herself, everyone gets their chance to be a hero on this adventure!

I loved this all-new adventure of Sir Nathan (Read my review of book 1 right HERE and book 2 over THERE)! It was even funnier than the other two books! The message of this book is great – it says that there is no thing to hold courage – it comes from within. You don’t need some fancy weapon to have courage. What you need is a heart. I really like the plot, especially how everyone (including Tupolev, Sir Nathan’s faithful steed and Amazing Grace, a knight-friend of Sir Nathan) “became” the Hero of Mariskatania. That was hilarious! Plus, I like the Licorice sheep. They are pretty smart. (they were building a sheep-friendly ladder, for candy’s sake!) I love the illustrations, but wish there were some more. I really like Kale the Whale. He’s just your average inventor who wants to take over the world, although being a whale in a walker-mechanism (4 legs & 2 hands) makes it a funny sight to behold. This is a great book for young readers, whether it’s a read-aloud, or just a read-alone.

I give this book a whopping 7 out of 5 book worms! twobooksfivebooks

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