- File Size: 1140 KB
- Print Length: 179 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1518811752
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fairytale Factory ltd (February 11, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 11, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TI0T8MY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #287 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Action & Adventure > Interactive Adventure
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- #1414 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Activities, Crafts & Games
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Between the Stars (You Say Which Way Sci Fi Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I've become quite a fan of D.M.Potter's interactive children's books, and get quite excited when a new one comes out. For those of you who've not yet dived into one, the book has many different possible story lines, all rolled into one book. Basically, "you" are written in as the main character, and at various points in the story "you" get to decide between one of two different actions - then you follow where the story heads next based on that action. Unlike real life, you can then go back and follow a different story, based on different decisions.
What I especially love about D.M.Potter's interactive books is the level of imagination that is interwoven into each of them. This new book is no exception. Set on a spacecraft that will delight all lovers of both Steampunk and Sci Fi, you find yourself sleeping in jelly with a special cap on that teaches you while you sleep. The story options that I have investigated so far have had me experiencing exciting races on special "transporter" bikes down vast corridors, consulting with robotic spiders and giraffes, and being followed around by a plant!
For kids, these books are also quite educational, as they bring up some quite complex scientific / mathematical ideas in a way that fits into the storyline. This book discusses matters that need to be sorted out on the spacecraft, and in colonising a new planet. Flight paths of the cute "hummingbots" (flying robotic humming birds) need to be calculated, radiation shields are discussed, even genetics and botany get a bit of a mention. All ideal ways to inspire our kids to want to learn more about maths and science, and to help them realise how such knowledge could potentially be implemented.
In this book in particular, I noticed the presence of strong female roles. So also an ideal way of encouraging young girls to feel they can do anything the boys can. (Perhaps we shouldn't encourage the "Space Pirate" career path too strongly, though.😊)
Although these books are "kid-friendly", and provide kids with the excitement of making their own decisions, I'm sure many adults who like good, "clean" entertainment will also enjoy them. For adults they offer pure escapism (and the chance to experience being a young teenager again!)
First of all the sleep jelly. I wish I had some. What joy to travel for hundreds of years and wake up to discover new knowledge implanted in your brain. Plus remaining exactly the same age as the day the spacecraft launched. However the journey wasn't without its difficulties, Ching Shee the space pirate being a major problem. Luckily there were spider bots to help out. I loved the spider bots. If only they were available online. I don't want to say much more, because it will spoil the surprises that D.M. Potter has so cleverly hidden on every page of this magical book. I might just mention Desmond and Morris and the Maoris. And the dolphins who I discovered right at the end, for my final adventure.
The author either has a brilliant imagination or has landed here from another planet. Either way this book is highly entertaining and lots of fun for all ages. Book your place now, lift off is imminent!
This is a truly imaginative work and the writers creativity is impressive. The idea of the sleep tanks where people wear sleep caps and absorb knowledge while they slumber, all learning different skills so that each one can contribute something worthwhile to the group, fascinated me.
With an evil space pirate, some spider robots, clever chimpanzees and some interesting surprises, this is an engaging book and when it's finished there's the option of going back to the beginning and going in another direction. This is an unusual but absorbing book.