- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 148405038X
- ISBN-13: 978-1484050385
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,580,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ahoy Gum Drop!
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This is the one line review on Audible - I love the silly sense of humour, the puns and tongue in cheek ideas, well done!
Ahoy Gum Drop is hilarious! Wonderfully funny, both overtly and 'that tickle further into the hidden meanings'. This author has a fabulous sense of humour and I loved the deceptively simple story and delivery - the narration is superb, doing a amazing job of bringing alive even further the imaginative characters and 'plot'.
If you wish for a 'silly' and very funny 'adventure', this story is for you. If you love to laugh - go for it!
Well, first off this has to be one of the cleverest plots that I have heard in young childrens books. Miss Mae has put together in this short 2 hrs and 19 mins of story in such a way you can not but listen from start to finish! The characters each have their own personalities. Starting the story out as a young girl playing hide and seek with her boy cousins decides a good hiding spot is this large cardboard box. Unknowing to her the boys have a plan and tape her up in the box to ship her off the to Himalayans. However, the postman being drunk sent her off to an entirely different place, No Particular Place fill with the tropics and all those wonderful animals.
One day Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh comes to the island and sees the young girl now all grown up. He invites her to come to Gum Drop Island. However, everytime they say those 3 words - good gracious - music plays. Heading to Gum Drop Island The Narrator (the girl on the island) meets a bevy cast of characters. Each one with their own quirks and cute personalities.
Finding themselves going to Moldy Corners to where all the candy is grown and shipped all over the world. Wondering why a shortage?. Now each time someone ask where they are from or says "Gum Drop Island" the music gets louder and louder. The narrator and all the characters set themselves on a mission to find how they can bring sun back to Moldy Corners to get rid of the mold and get the trees growing candy again and stop that darn awful music. (If it was me producing this audio since the narrator did such an awesome job. I would have added in that music since I have heard music throughout other books - Just saying) Will they find and solve this annoying music? How are the two related?
The Narrator the one actually reading the story, but in the book itself calls herself The Narrator since she has no name. Even though the narration is done by Owen McCuen he entertainingly does every characters voice from the Narrator to Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh to well-known journalist I.B. Nosey. Long ride in the car - pop this in for the kids and they will be laughing all the way! But, make sure that ride is over 2 hrs or you will be sitting in the car till it is done.
The cover is very inviting and makes you wonder if it is I.B. Nosey is the one telling the story. Great job by the author and the narrator! Really can't wait to hear another adventure when it come out!
Note: This review was posted to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible. The Book was provided for review by the Author. All views are strictly mine and not in anyway influenced by others. Thank you for your time reading this and comments are always welcome on the other sites I have listed above!
The story is narrated by Owen McCuen. I absolutely LOVED his narration! His voice and cadence is wonderful and he made all the characters come alive!
I usually do character breakdowns in my reviews, but I have a little trouble doing this for the main character, who narrates this story in the style of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as she actually didn't have a name. However, we are introduced to several characters including Sir O Yuri Wiseguy-eh and well known journalist, I.B. Nosy.
This story has a fantastical plot, which kept me hooked from beginning to end. There are several references and play on words that would go over a child's head, but adults would pick them up with ease. This is a sweet (literally, as it deals with candy and chocolate) adventure that is so nonsensical and humourous, I found myself highly entertained. The story starts at No Particular Place and ends on Gum Drop Island. Moldy Corners is a strange and magical place, where candy is grown and harvested to be sold around the world. I could almost imagine Willy Wonka visiting Gum Drop Island and Moldy Corners to place an order or two; it would be interesting indeed if he did! I am not sure what age range this book is aimed at, but I sat with a smile on my face all the way through the story. The only problem I found with this story is that it was too short! It is only 2 hours and 19 minutes long. However, this length would be ideal for children to listen to a chapter or two at bedtime.
Miss Mae has written a wonderfully imaginative story that will enchant adults and children alike. I love her writing style, which is fast paced enough to keep even the most fidgety youngster enthralled, and the flow was wonderful.
I highly recommend this book to children aged 5 upwards and to adults looking for a quick, light read. - Lynn Worton
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Great beginning...What if…? This chocoholic was hooked at the onset. Who hasn’t played in a cardboard box ?Read more
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