Seeking the Best Place on Earth
The author, Anthony Kind, emailed me through my email here on my blog and introduced himself as an author and a lover of traveling. I love traveling myself so I was intrigued. I also love helping other authors and when he asked me to read his book, I jumped at the opportunity.
I love reading Children’s Books and when I saw the cover, I was looking forward to reading his book. The illustrations were the first thing I noticed as I scrolled through the book before I read it. Bright, fun, such cute characters I am sure children will love. Jack, Flicker, and Lightman, three best friends, who mean the world to one another.
And then I read the book. Each word flowed before my eyes, pulling me deeper and deeper into the story. Who is Grandpa George? Where had he traveled to? Why did he leave clues behind for his family to find? And when can I go on this adventure?
Anthony answered these questions, or I should say Jack’s dad and mom did, and I was just as excited as Jack to get started. Jack was unsure of going at first, but he changed his mind. He needed help figuring out the first clue and thankfully he has the best, coolest friends who were happy the help. As a kid, it is always great having trustworthy, fun, and helpful friends. And Flicker and Lightman were just that. Not only did they help him figure out the first clue, but they packed up their things, after asking their parents of course, and joined Jack on his journey.
The book was a lot of fun to read and I was so sad when I came to the last page. But the adventure is far from over as Jack, Flicker, and Lightman have still more clues to find and more places to travel as they look for the best place on Earth. I cannot wait for the next book written by Anthony Kind. Some other amazing aspects about this book is the kindness and the lessons Anthony wove throughout the book, lessons that we could all be reminded of once in a while.
Here is the link to his book on Amazon and I hope you take a look at it and possibly buy it for yourself or as a gift for some sweet child in your life who loves mystery, puzzles, and traveling. And the best part- a magical friendship.