'The King Tingaling Painting' hit me like the space rocket that takes Duke, the talking Basset Hound, and twelve year old Michel on journeys between bizarre worlds. This is a brilliant and infuriating book, characteristics I assume must be shared by the author, Elias Zapple. Yes, yes, I know it's meant for children, but if I hadn't been reading on my kindle I would have thrown it across the room. Instead, I had to content myself with the cyber equivalent, switching my kindle off and on and off and on..... I just had to find out what happened next. However painful.
Duke and Michel, plus Boris the rat, are incredibly funny. The humour is quirky and unpredictable, a constant surprise. I laughed out loud throughout this intense reading experience. At times I cried. The crying times corresponded with the virtual book throwing. I loved Duke and Michel so much that I wanted to have a say in what happens to them. Votes for readers!
Study the cover. Great artwork by Elliott Beavan, that also contains clues to upcoming events in the book.
'The King Tingaling Painting' is for kids who appreciate a story that reflects the difficulties and struggles of life. With wild jokes. And also for adults who want to experience truly original and powerful writing.
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Duke-Michel-Tingaling-Adventures-Skateboarder-ebook/dp/B00KIWJEW0