Category: Littlest Angels
Author: J. Aday Kennedy www.jadaykennedy.com
Artist: Jack Foster www.jacktoon.blogspot.com
Print ISBN: 9781616330514; 1616330511
eBook ISBN: 9781616330521; 161633052X
Everyday Kantor Pegasus practices solving riddles. A tricky leprechaun attempts to outsmart him by giving him a next to impossible riddle to solve. To end his clumsy ways he must solve it. Children learn the benefit of practice and to focus on their strengths.
Children learn the benefit of practice and to focus on their strengths. Jack Foster’s illustrations are perfect. The marriage of J. Aday Kennedy’s words and Jack Foster’s illustrations make a magical combination and a delightful read.
Ms. Kennedy's book demonstrates she has a great deal of insight into how children think and feel. Her delightful tale will help to inspire youngsters to learn the benefit of practice, and to focus on their strengths. Mr. Foster's illustrations enhance the text with bright colors and whimsy.
--Nancy Carty Lepri,Reviewer
In this story of a Pegasus who is determined to change his klutzy ways, J. Aday Kennedy draws readers in with a charming and delightful story filled with characters they’ll love. I look forward to the next book in the Klutzy Kantor series.
--Cheryl C. Malandrinos, The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Klutzy Kantor is a gentle soul until he trips and falls with every step he takes. Many times slamming into un-expecting friends along the way. As time goes by Klutzy Kantor becomes increasingly frustrated by his klutziness. Determined to overcome he seeks out his friend Agra for advice. Agra offers up assistance, but not in the way Klutzy Kantor expects. Instead of physical training a massaging word play ensues to prepare Klutzy Kantor for the battle of wits against Cobbledom- who is a leprechaun that promises to grant your most desired wish if you can beat him in a duel of wits. Will Klutzy Kantor’s word training achieve the results he strives for or will the clever leprechaun beat him as he has done for the last 321 duels? Come along for Klutzy Kantor’s humorous adventure and find out for yourself.
--Donna McDine, Write What Inspires, Children's Author, Book Reviewer
This is an amusing story with delightful illustrations that are sure to keep children entertained. I very much liked the character of Cobbledom McSweeney and was highly entertained when Kantor crashed into him as he sat atop his rainbow, causing them both to slide down the rainbow and land right in Cobbledom's pot of gold! A charming story which illustrates the benefits of developing the talents that each one of us has and also shows that lying doesn't pay in the end.
--Isabella Nicholls, Helena Harper's Poet & Children's Author
Children will relate to this adorable character, Klutzy Kantor, as he falls and trips on every page. The themes of friendship, training hard to achieve a goal, and a desire to improve are wonderful lessons for kids to learn as they follow his quest to become graceful. Ms. Kennedy’s humor throughout this delightful book will tickle kid’s funny bones everywhere. They’ll have so much fun they won’t realize that they’re learning great life lessons. They’ll be rooting for Kantor to outwit the leprechaun, Cobbledom McSweeney, and get his wish granted. The riddles found in this book are an added challenge to young and old minds alike. As a retired teacher I can imagine children in classrooms frantically raising their hands with their imaginative answers to these riddles. Jack Foster, a talented illustrator, has used vibrant colors that are full of fun and movement to portray this story. Kids will laugh along with his cute, lovable characters. I recommend J.Aday Kennedy’s book, Klutzy Kantor, for home and school libraries.
--Kathy Stemke, Education Tipster: Kathy StemkeAuthor/Educator