It’s cool when someone you know publishes a book.
It’s even cooler when that someone is an eleven-year old boy!
Erik Weibel, the genius behind This Kid Reviews Books, has written a fun, sci-fi adventure book.
When I heard he was putting together a blog book tour, I rushed to nab a place in the line-up.
Erik has impressed all of us in this amazing kid lit community with his dedication, enthusiasm and down-right great writing! He is part of Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge and also participates in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and also takes part (VERY SUCCESSFULLY) in the writing contests she hosts.
The Adventures of Tomato and Pea – Book I: A Bad Idea
Written by Erik Weibel
Based on characters created by Dave Costella
Synopsis from Erik:
“For years the evil villain Wintergreen had tried to destroy super crime-stopper, Tomato and his sidekick, Pea, and take over planet Oarg. In a plan gone wrong, Wintergreen traps himself along with his arch-nemesis in a runaway rocket ship that crashes on a strange planet called “EAR-TH”. Now these perennial enemies must learn to work together to survive the dangers on this strange world. Hungry birds, enormous snakes and the giant inhabitants of EAR-TH stand between this brawling bunch of aliens and finding a way home.”
This is just a teaser…you need to buy a copy of the book so that you can find out what happens!
Here is the info you will need to snag a copy or two:
The book is for sale on Amazon (kindle and paperback) and CreateSpace (paperback)
Here is the link to the book on Amazon USA
Here is the link to the book on CreateSpace
What a great Christmas gift for any 5 to 10 year-old! I’m giving my copy to my twin 8-year old grandchildren…I know they are going to LOVE it! More than that, I hope they will see Erik as an inspiration…he certainly inspires me!
Congratulations, Erik! Job well-done! I look forward to the further adventures of Tomato and Pea.
- The Adventures of Tomato and Pea (catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com)
- Tomato and Pea: Blog Tour (thepatientdreamer.com)
- review#399 – The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, Book 1: A Bad Idea By Erik Weibel (kid-lit-reviews.com)
- Ask me about my book. No, really… (thiskidreviewsbooks.com)
- Perfect Picture Book Friday! Chippy the Chipmunk: Parties in the Garden by Kathy M Miller (thiskidreviewsbooks.com)
It certainly is cool, Vivian. Erik is such a talented dude!
Thanks so much, Diane! I wish I had pursued my dream of writing sooner…Erik is definitely getting a head-start!
I love the energy in this post, Vivian. Erik is an inspiration!
Most of that energy is probably coming from the jet packs of Erik’s characters, Catherine.:) With all the packing, I don’t have much left! I need to get over and read all the other stops on Erik’s book tour…but by 3am, I just can’t keep my eyes open. Will be relieved when drawers and closets are emtpy. :
Aww… Thanks for the nice thoughts Ms. Kirkfield! I’m glad you like the book – I hope your grand-twins like it too! Thank you for helping me and making this tour great!!! 😀
Hats off to you, Erik! Oh, wait a minute while I find a hat to put on so that I can take it off.:) If I can find one that hasn’t been packed! 🙂
Congratulations on sticking to your story idea…and following through to see it become a book! That is no small feat!!!!
A giant mazel to Erik. Such a hard thing to get a book published, and how exciting that he is following his dream at such a young age! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing his story Vivian.
I appreciate you stopping by, Dawn! Yes, Erik deserves much applause (and his family also who support him every step of the way). I’m looking forward to our move and getting settled in so that I can return to visiting my favorite blogs…like yours!!! 🙂
I am constantly impressed by Erik! He is amazing! And I hope everyone will stop by tomorrow and read his interview on my blog – he is tons of fun! 🙂
I’ll be there, Susanna! I know that your blog and the many writing prompts and contests you host, have been an important part of Erik’s writing journey…as they have been for mine.:)
I hope his efforts inspire other kids to try their hand at writing! Great post Vivian!
Thank you, Pat! I can’t wait to get back into my routine of reading and commenting on blogs…the packing has been somewhat overwhelming. 🙂
Glad to see you supporting, Erik. 🙂
Great to read your post in this wonderful blog tour! If your readers would like a chance to win a copy of Erik’s book, I’m having a giveaway over on my blog. People who comment before Thursday at 12 noon eastern time will be entered in the draw.
Good luck with the packing and moving!
Very cool! Now it motivates me to encourage my kid to keep writing and illustrating.
Thanks for helping to make Erik’s debut so memorable, Vivian! (Love your header, btw.)
Michelle, I was thrilled to be part of the tour…Erik is an inspiration to all of us!
We are moving to NH next week…to live with our grandson…the little boy in the header photo…that was taken two falls ago at the pond near his house.:)