I have a new middle grade book to review today. It is Evertaster, by Adam Glendon Sidwell, and published by Future House Publishing. There is a giveaway too! Please check back later, I don't have the linky code yet from the blog tour.
Eleven-year-old Guster is a very picky eater. So picky that he’ll go days without eating if the meal isn’t to his liking. One night, in pure desperation, his mom drives him into New Orleans to find a gourmet meal. Guster finds a pastry shop full of sweet treats. The pastry chef recognizes that Guster is special, and entrusts him with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know- and an eggbeater with a map to the recipe.
Soon Guster and his family are on a quest to find the special ingredients. But, they aren’t the only ones looking. There is a cult of murderous chefs on their tail. Guster and his family must find the legendary taste that will bring peace to the world, before it is too late.
A delightful and quirky middle grade adventure. This story is a hoot! You really need to be in a funky mood to follow along. The adventures are just too out there.
First we have the bizarre names. The murderous cult members, the Gastronimatii, all have names related to eating, such as, Epliglottis and Estomago. Every time I read one it made me smile.
Then we have the bizarre ingredients that Guster has to find. They are all in weird places and often guarded by strange creatures. My favorite has to be the butter. Guster finds two old Vikings that live on an island with a herd of cows. To get the special butter, they don’t just milk the cows, they joggle them. Yep, joggle. They spend all days running around with the cows, rolling them down hills and dancing with them. All the movement shakes up the milk in the udders so that when you milk them, pure butter comes out.
Kids will love the humor, and delight in figuring out the secret messages hidden on the eggbeater. This book really took a creative mind to write. My only wonder was- where was the dad during all of this? He’s off selling insurance, but can’t be gotten a hold of. In the beginning the mom tries to call him and gets a busy signal, and that’s that last we hear of him. Oh well, it’s still a treat to read.
One last thing, my 10 year old took one look at the cover art and said, "Oh, that looks like a good one!"
For more info about the book or the author, stop by one of these blogs on the tour-
Blog Tour Schedule for Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell, 2012Oct 10-http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/
Oct 10- http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/wordpress/
Oct 15- http://www.dorinewhite.blogspot.com/
Oct 16- http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com/
Oct 17- http://www.christydorrity.com/
Oct 18- http://readerbenji.blogspot.com/ interview
Oct 19- www.ordinaryhappilyeverafter.com
Oct 22- http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/
Oct 23- http://themomnerd.blogspot.com/
Oct 24- http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/
Oct 25- http://miriambarton.tumblr.com/
Oct 26- http://couponingwithboys.com/
Oct 27- http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/
Oct 29- http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/
Oct 30- http://moniquebucheger.blogspot.com/
Nov 5- http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/
Nov 12- http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/
Nov 15- http://mymommysworld.com