10th out of 197 books — 363 voters
The Vincenzo Adventure (Fingertip Island #1)
by Ned Rauch-Mannino (Goodreads Author)
Rudolph Vincenzo is always in trouble. In school, at home, or dueling with his cold-hearted neighbor, his runaway imagination is too hot for the small, frosty little town of Asbury. So when Rudolph needs an escape, his imagination creates one: FingerTip Island, a supernatural place where the slightest thought becomes reality and brings his best daydreams alive. His little...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published August 26th 2010 by Better Karma LLC
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Oct 07, 2010 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Children, and parents forced to read whatever their children are reading
Recommended to Wendy by: My child, sort of!
I completely disagree with the review below mine: I really liked this book. (I was debating between four stars and five, and the review before mine pushed me to five, ha!) The descriptions were great and I think my children had so me great visuals to work with. The storyline was nicely put together and I like how the author used little things in the beginning of the story and brought them around in the end. The setting was creative, and now I've got two children wondering what they would do if o...more
Ned is a good friend. I read this series with my daughter over the summer. I recommend the book on bullying. His words are so simple yet so powerful in the message. I recommend this book series for many reasons. Most of all because my daughter had so many questions about the content. While reading she stopped so much and her independant thought showed me that this book was worthwhile. It engaged us and made her think.
Ok, so what's with adults being more on top of children's book than actual children? I always laugh at that thought. This is a new one I particularly liked, as one: it's a good self-confidence boost, and two: I finished in two days (for a chapterbook for 12 year olds I was pretty hooked). But as a parent I was encouraged by the focus on self-esteem. Underlying but oh, it was there. Well done!
Oct 04, 2010 Wanda Sickler rated it 5 of 5 stars
Ok, so I picked this up off of Amazon from a recommendation. First, I loved it. Second, so did my kids. Third, my friends can't seem to find it anywhere. It's sold out on Amazon, too. I'm sure there will be more, but why is this series such a secret?
Oct 04, 2010 Ellie Muggle rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Children who like adventure stories and book series, Parents, Middle School Teachers
Recommended to Ellie by: Mom
This is the kind of book I can't wait to read again. Now everywhere I go, I think about how my imagination could change the world around me. And it makes me laugh to think about what I think about! So much fun!
Sep 29, 2010 Ned Rauch-Mannino rated it 5 of 5 stars · (Review from the author) Recommends it for: Chidlren, teachers, parents
A great read for children and teachers alike, FingerTip Island focuses on the power of imagination and encourages self-confidence. It's a fun adventure story with warm characters, thrilling action and lots of humor.
Oct 04, 2010 Cal Dirnew rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Children, teachers, parents
Recommended to Cal by: a teacher
Great choice for elementary and middle school teachers (grades 3rd to maybe 7th or 8th). I really liked the emphasis on the power of imagination. But it was light and easy going, with plenty of humor.
Oct 04, 2010 Jeff rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 8 year-olds
Recommended to Jeff by: friend
I really liked this book. It's kind of like one of the classic stories, like a Peter Pan or Narnia, but more funny. It actually has me LOL!
So frustrating. This could be an excellent kids' book -lots of imagination, action, fun - but the writing style is a mess. I bet the author is a great oral storyteller, but he can't capture it on paper. He needs to find a really good editor, and he'll write terrific books.
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