I was lucky enough to be asked to review this book. What luck. It was delightful. My review is as follows but make sure you check out Lis Anna-Langston's other publications as well as her website. All are listed below my review of this great book.
I had the most fun! I loved Science Fiction as a kid. Still do. The kind that could be real, but well...not really. The kind of Sci-fi that you could picture. Be a part of. That’s what Gobbledy is.
It’s a story that has many aspects of real life today. Doing your homework, doing your chores, traveling to your grandparent’s lake house IF you are good. But then in the midst of this real-life humdrum stuff comes Gobbledy. He changed lots of lives. He’ll change yours if you read this book.
The Library of Congress lists this as at the 10- to 13-year-old reading level. I thought it was delightful, and I am most certainly not young anymore:) Depending on a child’s reading level it could be read by a younger child or read with a young child. It’s exciting and yet there isn’t one possible word or action you would have to worry about your child reading. The reason for the wide age range is that it’s such a good story. It’s something that could hold almost anyone’s attention. It has good guys, bad guys, humor (lots of wonderful humor) and characters you can almost picture whether it’s the dad or the kids. Or...the Gobbledy.
Lis Anna Langston has several books published within this 10 to 16+ year reading span. We can only wish she’s writing more as we speak.