P.T. Evans' Emoji Adventures, Book One -The Horse Party
- is much more than just the Emoji images. It's a story about a young Emoji girl, Annie, and her twin brother, Kevin. Annie is not the most popular Emoji child in Emojiville, but she does have two really great friends, Dot (Dorothy) and Billy. They do everything together, but their plan to visit the fair is upset when Tiffany, the popular Emoji in their class, hands out invitations to her horse themed birthday party. Annie is horse crazy and determined to be included. She tries everything, but with a nasty twin brother sabotaging everything she does, it's a hard task to convince the ever popular Tiffany to include Annie. In the end, Annie does get her invite, but her friends don't. The party is a bust. Was it really worth it to risk losing two great friends for a ten-minute ride on a pony? In the end, Annie learns a very important lesson from her friends: "The freedom that comes from not caring about being popular is BETTER than freedom that comes from not caring about being popular is BETTER than being popular." It is a powerful lesson for all of us to learn and perhaps more than once. This is an exceptional story complete with cute Emoji pictures. A real treasure.
- Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
P.T. Evans' humorous children's story, Emoji Adventures, Vol. 1: The Horse Party
, is clever and original. I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw Billy's Emoji and wondered a bit at first if I would be able to get involved in this oddly delightful fantasy tale about the inhabitants of Emojiville. Jake Tashjian's illustrations work so well with Evans' tale to make that magic happen. After a while, I stopped seeing the Emojis and began seeing characters with stories and lives. Evans' plot also covers some issues human kids have to deal with just as much as the inhabitants of issues human kids have to deal with just as much as the inhabitants of Emojiville, such as wanting to be popular, getting teased by siblings, and being loyal to your friends, and the author does so in a fun and upbeat story that works on many levels. The Horse Party is also well-written, with vocabulary that may challenge but not intimidate younger readers, and a story line that will definitely keep their interest. Emoji Adventures, Vol. 1:The Horse Party
is most highly recommended.
- Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
From the Author
I've always loved horses
- and parties - even though I don'tget invited to many :(
So I decided towrite a book about animals and friends and siblings that takes place in theworld I know best - the world of emojis.
I hope you enjoy Book #1 in my new EMOJI ADVENTURES