Book Review: Ka-Boom


Author: Alyce Joy Rininger

Illustrations: Diane Lucas

ISBN: 13-978-1-61244-069-9

Chapter book

 Ka-Boom…. There is a blast from the doll house. What in the world could a fairy be doing in Taylor’s dollhouse?

Sprout is a fairy with a fetish for shoes and a heart for adventure. She has been given a very special assignment by the queen to help Taylor with an attitude adjustment. Taylor just doesn’t know it yet. And she has a way with words too. Sprout can make up the most exciting words when she wants to.

Changing Taylor’s attitude is no easy job. It takes others to help the process including a chipmunk and a snail, a frog or two and other quirky characters along the way.

This is a charming and action filled chapter book that will keep readers engaged in the story. The illustrations are beautiful and enhance the imagination as do all the funny new words that sprout introduces the reader to.

The reader will fall in love with Sprout and long for the next adventure. Where will the queen send Sprout next?

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The World of Ink Network & Halo Publishing, Int. will be touring author Alyce Joy’s fantasy adventure children’s chapter book, Ka-Boom! throughout August 2012.
KA-BOOM! is about a little fairy named Sprout that runs into trouble quite often. She has a shoe fetish, but is one of the queen’s favorites because in the end she gets the job done.
Sprout meets a little girl named Taylor after blowing up Taylor’s dollhouse. Sprout doesn’t give up trying to get Taylor to trust her. She and Taylor finally become friends after Sprout shrinks Taylor and together they have a fantastic adventure. Taylor never thought she would be talking to Sir Leapsalot, let alone ride on his back and hopping lily pads. The message? Never give up.
Title: KA-BOOM!
Publisher: Halo Publishing Int.
ISBN-10: 161244069X
ISBN-13: 978-1612440699
Genre of Book: Children’s Chapter Book Fantasy Adventure
Paperback: 46 pages
July 2012
About the Book:
Sprout is a fairy from Spritesville, Ohio. Her given name is Sprunetta Brunetta. She doesn’t like it, because she thinks it sounds too much like somebody’s wicked sister. Since she is only four inches tall, all her friends call her Sprout.
This little fairy is in the service of her queen, the beloved Splaminda Herminda, who rules Spritesville. The queen sends Sprout to different places to do whatever job needs done. Sprout is not a perfect fairy. She has a wild shoe fetish, and is always getting into
some kind of trouble. Queen Splaminda realizes Sprout’s problems, but feels the fairy will grow out of her awkwardness, as she matures. Somehow, Sprout always manages to save the good and meek from the scary and sometimes bad…but… occasionally, she needs a little help.
To say the least, it was an explosive meeting between Taylor and Sprout. Taylor’s dollhouse blows up and her wary investigation finds Sprout among its wreckage. The little girl obviously thinks Sprout is a bad, fibbin’ fairy and the fun is about to begin.

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About the Author
Alyce Joy was blessed with four children for whom she composed bedtime verses every night. That inspired her to publish a children’s book of prayers, entitled, "Priceless Gems." When her children were grown, she began to write stories for her grandchildren.
Always fascinated with arts and crafts, she taught herself the art of pyrography. This fired her imagination, and she started burning life-sized pictures of wildlife onto all the doors of her home. Her wood burnings are scattered through the U.S. and Canada.
After deciding to put away her burning tools and torches, she enrolled in, and graduated from the Institute of Children’s Literature.
Alyce Joy hopes every child who reads her stories will look forward to each new adventure, as her favorite fairy becomes entangled into many, outrageous happenstances.
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