A children's fantasy book telling the tale of the courageous and resourceful little Nimpentoad, who leads his tribe of Niblings through the perilous Grunwald Forest, overcoming obstacles and encountering strange creatures along the way. Kids aged 7-9 enjoy the adventure and stunning illustrations. Parents appreciate a story that discourages bullying, and emphasizes teamwork, creativity, perseverance, and leadership.
- Paperback | 44 pages
- 147 x 224 x 5mm | 68g
- 10 Feb 2012
- Birch Tree Publishing
About Henry Herz
Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction stories for children, aided in this noble endeavor by his two young sons, Josh and Harrison. Henry's love of the fantasy genre began in elementary school with Where the Wild Things Are and The Lord of the Rings, and continued in high school, college, and beyond playing Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer. Henry is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and writes for the San Diego Children's Book Examiner. For more information, visit www.henryherz.com. Like their father, both boys are big fans of fantasy, science fiction, and the annual Comic-Con convention. They have an entrepreneurial bent too. They've started three web-based businesses selling LEGO party favors, custom cast bases for Warhammer, and painted concrete yard sculptures. Their efforts have been featured on Young Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired GeekDad, CNN iReport, TheOneRing.net, and the Warner Brothers' website for The Hobbit movie. The writing trio's first book, Nimpentoad, is a stunningly illustrated high fantasy early chapter book. It has earned over 80 Amazon 5-star ratings to date. The unlikely hero is the bright-eyed Nimpentoad, a furry little creature who's been victimized by the bigger creatures of the ancient forest one too many times. Nimpentoad convinces his fellow Niblings to make a perilous journey to a castle where they hope to find refuge-if they can just evade and outwit the ravenous goblins, trolls, rhinotaurs, and other perils that stand in their way. With teamwork, perseverance, and Nimpentoad's leadership, the Niblings overcome these menaces and learn important lessons. For more information, visit www.nimpentoad.com. The writing trio's second book, Twignibble, is a fantasy easy reader. Twignibble is a very smart and mechanically adept sloth, with animal friends all over the world. When he learns that his friends are in danger from pollution and poaching, he builds a helicopter to visit them. Twignibble helps each friend by making them a special gadget. Kids love the cute animals and funny inventions; parents appreciate a book that promotes friendship, empathy, and protecting the environment. For more information, visit www.twignibble.com.
Our customer reviews
This is a book any child would love to have on his bookshelf! And not only for the incredible pictures, but also for the exciting story and the fascinating characters. Ã¢??NimpentoadÃ¢?? is a real keeper, so IÃ¢??d choose the paperback over the Kindle version anytime. The thing that I loved most was the authorsÃ¢?? creativity with the different fantasy creatures, their names, habits, and personalities. The Niblings are the smallest creatures in the Grunwald Forest, and they have a big issue: all the other bigger and stronger creatures bully them. So, Nimpentoad, the bravest Nibling, suggests they should all cross the forest and go to Goofus, the giant, and ask him for protection in exchange for helping him clean his castle, cook his food and turn his pages when heÃ¢??s reading. During their five-days trip they encounter many terrible creatures who want to either bully them or eat them. In each chapter kids will learn about goblins, neebels, orcs, giant scorpions, and trolls. The book carries an important message regarding bullying: just because you are bigger and stronger doesnÃ¢??t give you the right to pick on the smaller and weaker ones. Children will see that things donÃ¢??t end well for those who bully the Niblings, and they will also have Goofus as a good example. The giant offers the Niblings his protection, which shows that the older kids should always protect the younger ones. Ã¢??NimpentoadÃ¢?? is the perfect choice if you want your kid to love fantasy literature and read Ã¢??Lord of the RingsÃ¢?? and Ã¢??Harry PotterÃ¢?? later.show moreby Oana