It just occurred to me today that I haven’t posted any links to reviews of the You Choose books. The first two books came out in April, the second two in June, so I think it’s about time that I did. The response has been pretty good. Here’s a small selection of quote and links…
“The books are fast paced, well written and place the reader smack bang in the middle of the action”
Series review by Megan Daley, Children’s Books Daily
“this is a series that not only combines interactivity and reading, but also enables the reader to think about cause and effect, to consider the options, to take the time to make a decision, and to take risks in a safe environment.”
Series review by Barbara Braxton, ReadPlus
“George Ivanoff is on to a winner with this latest addition to his 70+ children’s books.”
The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cove, reviewed by Marian McGuinness, Buzz Words Books.
“Ivanoff knows what kids want and writes as if he’s one step ahead of them, teasing them this way and that.”
Mayhem at Magic School, reviewed by Marian McGuinness, Buzz Words Books.
One of my favourite reviews is from teacher-librarian Sue Warren on her blog Just So Stories. She describes how her reluctant reader grandson was enticed by the You Choose books. As a former reluctant reader myself, I am overjoyed by stories like this one.
Read the review.
The best sort of reviews are the unofficial ones I get from kids and parents. Here’s one that was left in the comments section on my website:
“I recently purchased a You Choose book for my 7 year old son Kai at Armageddon in Melbourne. I just want to let you know that he absolutely fell in love with it and now wants me to get more of these. … He has always liked reading but he was getting bored with the readers at school. But for the past 2 nights he is bugging me to go to bed so he can read more of the story. He has already told me that we will be reading this book a lot of times.”
I couldn’t’ stop smiling after reading that.