"In a world where everyone is very, very special, Luke is decidedly not. People in his world can jump high, sing like songbirds, make the best pizza and solve impossible math problems instantly, whereas Luke doesn't do anything that sets him apart, other than the fact that he runs on batteries. On his 12th birthday, a time when his people traditionally reveal their special"In a world where everyone is very, very special, Luke is decidedly not. People in his world can jump high, sing like songbirds, make the best pizza and solve impossible math problems instantly, whereas Luke doesn't do anything that sets him apart, other than the fact that he runs on batteries. On his 12th birthday, a time when his people traditionally reveal their specialness to the world, he proclaims that he is ordinary. Of course, this, in itself, makes him special, and the citizens go crazy for "Lithium Luke." They ask his advice on such matters as what to eat for dinner or how to think about "nothing." One day, Luke decides that he wants to become a horse, which will make him special at last. Accompanied by his dog, Kooldez; his gal pal, Peanut; and her pet pink snail, he journeys to find a suitable horse to instruct him on how to accomplish his goal. During the journey, they face many obstacles, including a tiger-striped leopard, an ornery horse(without horse sense) and a crazy king, and contend with Luke's consistently dying batteries. Is he destined to be ordinary for the rest of his life? There's quite a bit going on in this offbeat, fantastical work. It's fun and wildly imaginative and sure to inspire some giggles from readers of all ages."--Kirkus Reviews...
|Title||:||Lithium Luke and his Gal Pal Peanut|
|Number of Pages||:||114 Pages|
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Lithium Luke and his Gal Pal Peanut Reviews
What an adorable, cute book!!! Lithium is such a good boy and the messages are so positive. The writing style made me think of Roald Dahl and Rudyard Kipling while the story brought back sweet memories of The Wizard of Oz. What a delightful read!
READERS' FAVORITE REVIEWCompleted on: 12/08/2015 Review Rating: 5 stars! Reviewed By Hilary Hawkes for Readers’ FavoriteLithium Luke and his Gal Pal Peanut by Kathryn Berla is the story of what happens when ordinary Luke announces his ordinariness to the rest of the world – when everyone else has some super special ability. Luke becomes a bit of a star due to being different, but then decides he wants to be special too, by becoming a horse. But he needs the knowledge of a horse with sense, and sets off on a long, fantastical, and astonishingly bemusing journey with his friends: Peanut, her pink snail, Horse (one without sense), and his dog Kooldez. The friends have to contend with the accompanying band of Jumping Jerries and avoid being sucked into the atmosphere by the Beelzebugs. They travel by land, sea, and across desert, meeting various unique characters as they go. Will Lithium Luke reach the Kingdom, find the answers he needs, and all without the last of his batteries running out? Lithium Luke is a quirky, offbeat and extraordinarily funny and imaginative tale that has a vibe all of its own, but which will probably remind the reader of Alice in Wonderland type happenings. The plot unfolds intriguingly, moving along at a good pace with surprises and twists as it goes. I love the way the narrator (the story is told in third person) occasionally breaks off to address a child to whom he is telling this bedtime story. I laughed all the way through this unique and entertaining nonsensical story, which somehow makes perfect sense after all. Luke’s world and the characters in it have much to teach children too: about accepting differences, being yourself, loyalty in friendship, and courage. Kathryn Berla has created a refreshingly different type of story that both entertains young readers and also inspires the imagination with an underlying thoughtful theme. Readers who love imaginative, quirky fantasy will find much to enjoy in this fun story – perfect for story time and for young readers around middle grade age.
Note: I received a copy of this book, free of charge, as a giveaway winner from the GoodReads First Reads program. This did not affect my review in any way.Lithium Luke lives in a world where everyone is special. Everyone in the universe is the best at something, and everyone has their own special talents - except for Luke. Luke is decidedly not. Luke is ordinary - the only ordinary person in the entire world (which, therefore, makes him special). The people flock to Luke, seeking advice and news - they ask his advice everything from how to be ordinary, to what to eat for dinner. Luke decides that he wants to become a horse, which will make him special at last. Accompanied by his dog, Kooldez; his gal pal, Peanut; and her pet pink snail, he journeys to find a suitable horse to instruct him on how to accomplish his goal. During the journey, they face many obstacles, including a tiger-striped leopard, an ornery horse(without horse sense) and a crazy king, and contend with Luke's consistently dying batteries (he is Lithium Luke, after all). Despite many hurdles, Luke makes it all the way to the Kindgom, where he faces his biggest obstacle yet.This is a very clever and cute book. The formatting is what really drew me to this book - it`s written as the narrator tells a bedtime story to a small child - complete with rude interruptions from the child, quirky remarks from the narrator and some interruptions for sleep. If I could have changed one thing about this book, it would be how many characters there were near the end of the story... Luke`s party grew to be quite large, and sometimes it was hard to keep the characters straight and keep up to date with what everyone was doing.Overall, this was an enjoyable book that I look forward to sharing with my step son so he can also enjoy it. Thanks so much to the author for allowing me to read and review it (and for mailing it so promptly).
This was a very cute book. I would recommend it to those who have children that like to read. You're extraordinary for being ordinary! (Just thought of that and it's extremely fitting for this book.) **NOTE: This is a book that I won through a goodreads giveaway**
I've never read anything like this before that's for sure. Full review at my blog: http://amandaweidensjo.blogspot.com/2...
Such a cute book It gives a real Alice in Wonderland or Yellow Submarine vibe. With such a diverse gathering, it's always interesting to speculate on how they were selected and what their meaning is.The idea of the ordinary boy. Not having a specialty like everyone else allowed Luke to develop in many ways, not just what was supposed to make him extraordinary. I especially loved Ham Hands Hannah. The Kingdom will be in better ham hands. Narrating it as a storyteller to a child added to the charm.
I think this author has an incredible imagination. Read it to your children... slowly... it is a great story for bedtime, a few pages every night. Savor it.