Pickwick's Plan

Tales of the Booga Dooga Land

Children - Fable
88 Pages
Reviewed on 04/03/2013
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Author Biography

"Pickwick's Plan" was an award winner in the 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Award Contest. 'Pickwick's Plan' has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and French.
Deepak Menon is a poet and an author of books across genres. He has written and published 10 Readers Favorite Reviewed 5 Star books including 3 epic Science Fiction thrillers of interstellar & interplanetary travel and adventure - 'SKYMERGE', 'SKYSPLITTER', and ‘SPACEVASION’. His delightful 'Family Read Together' books of TALES & FABLES of the series ‘Tales of the Booga Dooga Land’ will delight people and specially children of all nations across the world. "Pickwick's Plan" was followed by 'The Wormus' and then 'The Horus'.
POETRY: He has published 4 slim volumes of Classical Structured Poetry - 1. An illustrated volume of Quatrains - All Pure - Poems of Passion 2. "What Worth my Tomorrows" a Volume of his longer Structured Poems, 3. A Lingering Fragrance - Reflections for the Thirsty Soul and 4. The Tattered Pennant is his latest - a volume of Longer Poems interspersed with 88 quatrains in interludes of 3 quatrains each betwixt the longer poems.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tara Fairfield for Readers' Favorite

"Pickswicks Plan" is a charming children's fable introducing the reader to Pickwick, a tiny pixie who gets an idea from the IdeaRoolus Blick and goes on an adventure with OctoDoll and the Emperor Angelfish to rescue their friend, Goodful. Along the way problems arise and they make new friends such as Harky the shark. Each character’s introduction moves the story forward nicely. All this takes place in Pixie Town, a land filled with imagination and wonders for the reader to discover!

This enchanting story will entertain children and adults alike. In a land where smiles tame sharks and villains are defeated by laughter, the author weaves a positive message with humor and fun. I couldn’t help but smile as I read this story! I especially enjoyed the illustrations, which are creative and colorful and enrich the overall entertainment value of the narrative. The character names and concepts are witty and fun, like Gubber Nodder who nods with a mouth filled with chocolate syrup that might splatter or the Prock, a bird that barks to wake everyone up. Lovers of fables and fairy tales will want to pick this up. I look forward to reading more of Pickwick's adventures and recommend it to parents looking for refreshing new stories to read to their children! My favorite quote from the book: “The amazing thing about a smile is that, once you wear a smile, the darkness lightens, and one does not feel frightened or sad anymore!”


Congratulations on the award! :-)

Deepak Menon - the Author

This review has been posted on Amazon Customer Reviews by Lola Blevins - Quote :-
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical!, July 13, 2013
By Lola Blevins (Volcano, CA United States) -
This review is from: TALES OF THE BOOGA DOOGA LAND - Pickwicks PLAN (Volume 1) (Paperback)
What a delight to read Pickwick's Plan to my grandchildren. I could feel their rapt engagement with the characters as the story unfolded; their minds making magical sense of the world of Booga Dooga Land. The Idearoolus Blick, a favorite for all of us, made for lively discussion as we watched ideas plooping into our minds as they came flying toward us! This book is not only a delight for the imagination, but offers an opportunity for children to learn about themselves and the world around them. I highly recommend this book for young children to enjoy and I expect that the magic of Deepak Menon's words will become a part of childhood memories that will be shared for generations to come.

Deepak Menon - the Author

This review has been posted on Amazon Customer Reviews by Julie Sneeden (Illustrator of the Tales of the Booga Dooga Land series published so far QUOTE :-
By Julie
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This review is from: TALES OF THE BOOGA DOOGA LAND - Pickwicks PLAN (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Great story by an excellent and fascinating author! A very well written and an interesting tale, that will delight and intrigue children (and adults) of all ages