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Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe Kindle Edition
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I know, children's stories have most of those ingredients in the recipe of plotting relevancy and entertainment, but Jacob's chronicle is out in the Universe not just on planet Earth.
In this second book of the Wonderbar trilogy, Jacob, Sara and Dexter continue their adventures in space, traveling in space ships that talk and have emotions. Running for the position of President is serious business and at the beginning Jacob said to his friends, "No more pranks. No more tricks, no more practical jokes, no more breaking rules." Little to his knowledge, none of that applied to his opponent for the Presidency, none of that applied to less ethical peoples in the Universe. Jacob and friends were in for a fabulous, uneven, crazy, devilish race...but not for the Presidency...for survival. Oh yeah, look forward to the introduction to the space monkeys.
I'm purchasing Jacob Wonderbar's trilogy for myself. One time long ago when my son was two years old I had written a few short stories titled Green & Purple Monsters. They were tales depicting how ugly judgmental attitudes would lead the most ethical and moral child astray. I didn't publish them because they were too personal.
I'm Ben Campbell, the author of seven urban adventure novels. They are available for preview and purchase as amazon Kindle and paperback editions.
Some of the lines are laugh out loud funny. My favorite is: "We don't negotiate with space monkeys". Ha!
The story takes some surprising twists and turns, and in the meantime the characters learn alot about themselves and grow closer together. As with the first book, there are some underlying themes about knowing yourself, gaining courage and loyalty to friends. The romance is also slowly unfolding through the trilogy, which is fun.
The satire of the election process is quite clever, and there are send-ups of the media that I thought were dead on point. As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I think kids will be hooked. Kudos to the author! Can't wait for the third book.
My favorite parts with the campaign challenge on the planet where they had to tell the truth, and Mick's clever ways of skirting the truth. The author did a great job of satirizing political speech in that section. I also liked it when Jacob rediscovered his true self in the corndog-eating contest.
The end is a cliff-hanger, and this book fits squarely as the middle story in a trilogy. I am curious to see what profound revelations await in the third installment.
I give this book a 5 because it was so captivating that I could not put it down. It is about a boy that finds a spaceship in his backyard and a man brings it to him - the man will give it to him if he gives him a corndog. This made me laugh. There are sad, funny, scary and exciting parts of this book - mostly exciting. If this book had a middle name, it would be Exciting! The author does a fabulous job of writing Jacob Wonderbar chapter books. It has been one of my favorite chapter books that I have read - and I have read a LOT of chapter books. My favorite part of this book is when they defeat the evil villains. They----the villains- love to blow up random stuff FOR FUN. Before I started reading this book, I just left it aside because the front cover looked boring, but once I started I could not put it down. It is the best book ever!