great hook, can make you laugh so many times, a great family book, but was not exactly fast enough to make you hooked
it was so funny i love it
Different but a great read, can't wait to read the next one.
I decided to read this book to keep up on my children's reading. I enjoyed it. It was a start to a new fantasy series. It started out easy enough, but quickly got a bit heavy in the middle. It isn't a book for younger kids as it jumps around a bit. Overall, it was fun and a start to a new Harry Potterish series. 3 Stars.
It took so long for books 2 & 3 to be written, I was ready to dump the series and move on. But, I am glad I didn't. The third book is as enjoyable as the second book. Now that you know most of the characters, you can get more into the plot and the storyline. This book kept my interest and prepared me to enjoy books 4+. 3 1/2 Stars.
Very imaginative. I highly recommend this book
I loved this book sure it starts out weird but in a way funny but flat out i loved it
To see if this really is a good book, do not compare it to other books. This story may be similar to other books but it also is extremely different the story invents a new world with fascinating people creatures and powers. Read this book just for the sake of enjoying it do not compare to to other books or it will lose some of the fun because you are judging it not enjoying it. It is a great enjoyable and imaginative book.
When I heard that Leven Thumps was a book that appealed to Harry Potter readers, I was anxious to give it a shot. It was an easy read, which I appreciated, however the story line was random and yet predictably absurd. Leven Thumps would probably appeal more to older children that enjoy adventure stories with a ridiculous plot. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone who enjoys the new classics like Eragon or Harry Potter.
I did not like this book much. I tried but it was so out there I had to stop reading it. I would not give this book as a gift. Although the characters are pretty interesting, the story is a little immature.
I listened to the CD's of Leven Thumps in my car. I loved the voices, I think Clover was my favorite. I laughed right out loud! One night, I sat in my driveway listening for 30 minutes. I can hardly wait for the next volume to come out
I love this book! I am a 6th grade teacher in Utah. I read Leven Thumps to my class before it was released and they loved it. I bought a classroom set of 30 to use in my teaching. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo will have readers young and old saying 'Harry who?' The author does a great job of mixing humor with adventure, fantasy, and a talking toothpick! Pick it up and you won't want to put it down!
My third grade class LOVES this book and so do I! Very creative characters and plot. We all want to have our very own Clover sitting on our shoulders during class helping us get through the day. I will often stop reading and just laugh. I will never look at another toothpick the same in my life, now that I have met Geth. Super creative, entertaining, and fantastic word usage in creating 'mind pictures.' Obert Skye is an amazing author. Marilee Vlam
My husband and I (both of us in our 50's) have been reading this book together and are thoroughly enjoying the witty dialogues and interesting characters. We have laughed so hard in some places that we had to put the book down! I have particularly enjoyed using my own imagination to visualize the events that take place. Winter is very cool (no pun intended), Leven is so 'human', and Clover is ... well ... Clover! Whether you believe that Foo exists or not, this is a fun read for any age. We definitely plan on following this series.
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo is a delightful journey where the mystical and the mundane meet. It is the first book in a series that will rival Harry Potter. Young and old will be captured by the blending of a struggle between good and evil and a plethora of humor. I highly recommend it.