Here’s a newish review of Earthling! at books4yourkids.com. I know, I know…I’m not supposed to repost reviews. I’m trying to not even read reviews. I’ve read bad reviews of some of the books I’ve done and I think about them for weeks.The reviewer may be right or may be wrong. But either way the book is done and there’s nothing I can do. So it’s better too glance at them for a moment at the very most.
Anyway, this is a long review featuring lots of art. I love that the art gets a chance to be seen by perspective readers and buyers and I like that the reviewer appreciated that Earthling! is a BIG story. I wanted to craft a big adventure story. Not a slap-stick filled fart-joke fest. Not that there’s anything wrong with those though. I just didn’t want to do that. And I think I cut out the one fart joke. My hope is that Earthling! is a book a young reader will pick up and get lost in. Maybe think about later. And hopefully something they will finish. It can provide a good sense of accomplishment for a young reader to get to that last chapter.
I just finished reading a book I’ve been reading for a month or so. It can be quite sad to flip that last page and feel like your friends are gone. That’s how you know you’ve read a good book.