Book Review: The Fearless Boy Inventor

Enter the Hangout
  • Book Style: Children‘s story book with a motivation basis
  • Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
  • Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
  • Illustration: 90’s T.V. cartoon cute
  • Age Target: 2-10 Years of Age
  • Author: Jermiko Thomas
  • Author’s Page: Jermiko Thomas
  • Book Purchase Page: Amazon Paperback – $9.99 USD
  • Social Media Links: Twitter, Instagram

The Story

The Fearless Boy Inventor is a kid’s story by Jermiko Thomas. The story starts off telling us about a young inventor named Walter.  One day, Walter wants to discover what thunder and lightning are because they scare him.  He then builds a machine that lets him fly up to the top of the clouds and discover where thunder and lightning come from.  Trust me when I say that it’s not what you expect, but it’s with this knowledge that Walter is able to disarm his fear.  As a result, thunder no longer terrorizes his dreams.

Now if you didn’t catch on to the message there, I’ll just wait while it sinks in…

Got it?  The message for your child is that once you learn and understand, you can disarm fear itself.  What’s great about this book is it allows you to start that conversation without actually sitting down and telling your child that.  Instead, the book simply puts the lesson out there and lets it sink into your little one’s mind.

The Fearless Boy Inventor

Walter looks ready to me!

The message aside, this is a fun book for kids.  What kid doesn’t want to imagine themselves as an inventor, or flying up to the clouds, or facing their biggest fear and winning?  I know I would have as a child, and that’s what our author has given to us in this story.  Walter becomes a lovable character very quickly, and I think every child will identify with him in some way.

The Illustrations

At the top of the review, I call the illustration style a 90’s T.V. show.  Looking above (and below at the trailer video), I think you’ll see what I mean.  The characters are cute and they feel like they come straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon.  The scenery is interesting but not overdone, and so it has a little bit of an older feel to it.  All of this works together to create a unique look and feel to the book:

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Looks like me last Tuesday…

Speaking of the scenery, I don’t think I could say enough about it.  The backgrounds on each page are so vivid, and they really add to the story.  The buildings, the clouds, and all of the other background objects fill in details that would normally have to be put into words.  Instead, our author has engaged children through his illustrations, and I think it brings the book together.

The Verdict

In the end, The Fearless Boy Inventor is a fun and educational children’s book.  It has an incredibly powerful message that’s built on a fun and uplifting story.  The illustrations are interesting and colorful as well, so the book is fun for kids to look at.  What’s more, at only $9.99 USD for a paperback copy from Amazon, this book is an inexpensive way to help your child face his or her fears.  Head over there now and pick up this great book by Jermiko Thomas.

Thanks for reading…with your children!

Book Review: The Fearless Boy Inventor
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