Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Welcome to Tuesday all , today I have another new to me author Jeremy Rodden and his first book TOONOPOLIS GEMINI ( Toonopolis Files book one )

                            BOOK BLURB 

Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.

Gemini is a teenage human boy who is thrust into Toonopolis through his father's scientific research program. He loses part of himself in the process and immediately begins a quest to regain his lost memories with the help of his Tooniverse guide named Jimbob the Talking Eggplant.

After an altercation with a mysterious Shadowy Figure, Gemini's mission is changed, an he begins a new quest to defeat Shadowy Figure and protect Toonopolis from his nefarious destruction. Along the way, he meets new friends, discovers just how diverse and strange Toonopolis is, and learns lessons about compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and being true to oneself.

                            MY REVIEW 
   Toonopolis is a town in the Tooniverse that is created by all the thoughts and ideas of all beings in the universe. Gemini is well lets say thrust right into the middle of Toonopolis . Where he looses part of himself and starts out to find that missing part with his Tooniverse guide Jimbob the talking eggplant . Yes people i said talking eggplant . But after running into a shadowy figure his quest has changed to find the shadow figure . Along the way he meets new friends and finds out how diverse Toonopolis actually is . 

   Oh my goodness how do describe these characters. They are fun and complex . Gemini a young teenager who is quirky and wants to help, he is like the quaint essential teen ager of the past . He really wants to help out while in Toonopolis he seems to grow up a little . He comes out as being a hero of the story . He finds that there are more important things in life like friends and family . With each visit to each city he finds out more and more about Toonopolis . I really liked him . Now lets talk JImbob omg i have never laughed so hard as soon as i found out he was a talking eggplant . He was like jimney cricket on Gemini's shoulder sometimes and other times he is getting Gemini in trouble . There are so many other characters that you will love . They all add to each village in Toonopolis and try and teach a lesson or two on the way . 

    OMG I would love to see this in comic form . The story is hilarious and the characters are so much fun to read . I read this book in an evening I couldn't put it down , i was turning pages for like over an hour . The author takes us on a fun filled ride through a town and an universe that every kid would love to visit . There is throw backs to good ole saturday morning cartoons with this book . You will laugh hysterically and cheer for Gemini and Jimbob . I strongly suggest that you get your kids to read this book on their summer reading list . They will love it and so will you . 

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