- Authors: T.J. Lantz | Amazon Author Page | Facebook
- Reading Level: Children
- Paperback: 40 pages (ISBN: 1475186894)
- Publisher: CreateSpace (April 11, 2012)
“No matter how hard she tries life never seems to go quite right for Gnipper Tallhat, an eight-year-old Gnome determined to receive the recognition her intelligence deserves. This time, however, she’s got it all figured out. Finally, her father will have to be proud of her accomplishments… provided he manages to live through them.”
#3words2describe – quirky, funny, cute
I read this book during the 8th Annual MotherReader 48-Hour Book Challenge. I have misplaced it a number of times in the past year so I was glad to finally sit down and read it. The author has changed the cover since I won my copy from Goodreads. The new cover above is better than the one on my copy.
Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Perilous Plague is the first book in Lantz”s Rosehaven series. Readers are introduced to Gnipper Tallhat, an eight year-old gnome struggling to prove herself and earn a place of honor in her community. She is in hot pursuit of her first pileus, a prestigious pointed hat earned by most gnomes by age seven. Gnipper has been involved a number of unsuccessful (albeit funny) experiments that have not gone as planned and hurt her reputation. Thus the unwelcome label of gnit-wit. Determined not to be left behind by her peers or disappoint her genius father again, Gnipper believes that she has finally crafted the perfect experiment to redeem herself and earn her pileus. Or has she?
This story has experiments, gnomes and unicorns. Therefore children who like science or fantasy stories will find this book particularly enjoyable. Parents will like this story because it teaches lessons about taking responsibility for one’s actions and the importance of asking for help. I can only imagine what kind of wacky hijinks are in store for Gnipper in the next book of the series, Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Ferocious Fire Ants.
The Kindle version of Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Perilous Plague is free right now (06/10/2013) on Amazon.