Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: The Adventures of Zoe Flynn and Alex Everhart: The Disappearing River by David Mittan, Gail Mittan

33010764Title: The Adventures of Zoe Flynn and Alex Everhart The Disappearing River
Authors: David Mittan and Gail Mittan
Published: Oct. 1, 2016
Publisher: MakeThinkers
Pages: 81
Genre: Children ages 9 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

The MakeThinkers. Team - an MIT graduate with two children, and his mom, a highly experienced, elementary school teacher - created this adventure story with fun challenges to help your children unlock their natural creativity & powerful critical thinking skills.

Each chapter takes less than 15 minutes to complete. It's perfect for parents to read to their children at bedtime, or for older children to read on their own.

Zoe Flynn and Alex Everhart live on Harriet street, in a quiet town near NYC. They are best friends and enthusiastic adventurers. When they find a magnificent, golden colored wooden box in the attic, their lives change forever! Inside the box are the Enchanted Sweaks of Yellowfield which take them on a fantastic journey into hidden lands with magical creatures right here in our world!

Read ten exciting adventures and solve the fun challenges at the end of each chapter to help Zoe & Alex find the disappearing river!

We received this book to give an honest review.

I was worried K wouldn't like this book just because it is out of the normal for him. We read about a chapter a night as the adventures are pretty long. K really enjoyed the solving the riddles. I could see him actually putting some thought into them which was really nice to see. Not only do you get riddles to solve but also questions that go with the riddles. So you have to think about things.
We have Zoe and Alex who are best friends and seem to love adventures. When they learn of the sprites and the dilemma they are in with the disappearing river they decide to help them out. 
I found this to be a book that the older children would probably like especially if they enjoy riddles and a sense of adventure. 
There is no pictures within the book but you can use your imagination. 

David Mittan was born in South Africa and lives in the United States. He is a voracious reader, loves learning new languages, playing chess and cross-training. David holds three degrees, including an MS from UT Austin and an MBA from MIT. He is a lifelong learner with interests in finance, human health, robotics and the future of education. He’s also a highly experienced investor who enjoys solving complex problems. When he isn't busy sharing MakeThinkers. with parents and educators across the world, David can be found spending time with his family, playing soccer with his two lively daughters or strumming the guitar.

Gail Mittan is a superb elementary school educator with over 40 years of dedicated experience. She uses this extensive background to ensure that all the content is designed to maximize our goal — to help children unlock their natural creativity and powerful critical thinking skills while having fun. When she isn't busy creating delightful content with David at MakeThinkers., Gail enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren in New Jersey and continues to teach. She is also passionate about competing in walking races, crossword puzzles and gourmet cooking.

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