Review Thursday: Iris Takes On The Dopple Ganger Chronicles Vol 1

Posted: July 21, 2011 in Review Thursday
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One of our blogger friends, Iris, reviewed GP Taylor’s Dopple Ganger Chronicles Vol 1: The First Escape. She is a Business Development Manager for a kiddie brand and a mom to a 5 year old girl who enjoyed the book as well! Kiddie marketer by day, blogger by night, Mommy all around! You can visit Iris’ blog Nap Time Rocks for more posts about photography, parenting, and short stories. Thanks Iris!

*find out how you can win free copies of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles Vol 2: Secret of the Indigo Moon at the end of this post

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Talk about an illustrated book for kids  (and kids at heart?). And when you say illustrated, it really is illustrated. Like a comic book. With blank black pages with just a tiny little word.

Or a scrawling word that looks like a spreadsheet of a rock band’s album.

Short to say that I enjoyed it. 🙂

Being a very visual person, I also like looking at pictures that tell a story. The Dopple Ganger Chronicles is one such illustra-novela (as described by the author GP Taylor), a literary piece that combines illustrated art and text.

What I love about this book is not that it’s just illustrated like a cartoon, but the art is also like pages ripped from a Sandman book. It’s edgy, a lot black, and descriptive. If words can define, then the way they’re drawn brings it to life.

The pages are littered with “doodles” — artistic ones, though — so I enjoyed turning the pages. Even more, the Dopple Ganger Chronicles is filled with moral lessons and, well, ‘real life’ lessons.

“What she knew about robbers was that they loved the night. To them it was a velvet glove that concealed their wickedness.”

If you have plans to let your kids read the Twilight series (oh gosh please no), then you might want to let them read something of more substance. Books that teach kids to be adventurous but still morally upright is something that no parent would refuse right?

“You don’t have to see something to know it’s there. We can’t see the wind, but we can feel the breeze on our faces and see the trees blowing back and forth. It is the same with the Companion.” –Madame Raphael

Now if that’s not an allegory of sorts, then I think you need to read more. 😉

It’s the perfect way to introduce the concept of God to young kids. Don’t get me wrong though. At this age I still got the heebie jeebies reading through the book in the dark. Call me weak but hey, I dare you to read it with only a night light.

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We are giving away five free copies of the 2nd book in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles! You have three ways to try and win the book!

1. Twitter (2 winners!)

Post something inviting people to check out Dopple Ganger Chronicles Vol 2 and include this link

http://omflit.com/home/catalog.php?c=13&i=629

Please don’t forget to tag us at the end –  @omflit. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced by Monday, July 25

2. Facebook (3 winners!)

Post something on your wall about why Christian fiction books are cool. Tag our fan page (facebook.com/omfliterature) so we know that you are joining. We will choose 3 best/most creative posts. Winners will be announced by Monday, July 25

3. Blog (1 winner – but he/she will win both Vol 1 and Vol 2)

Make a blog post/review about any OMF Lit book that you have read lately. 300-500 words. If the books are local or re-published, please put links from our website omflit.com. In your post, please include links also to the following social networks

Facebook – facebook.com/omfliterature

Twitter – twitter.com/omflit

Blog – omflit.wordpress.com

Send us a link of your blog post through FB or Twitter or the comments section of this post. Deadline for submission of links is on Monday, July 25. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 26. Aside from the one winner of the Dopple Ganger books, we will also have 3 consolation prizes.

Post away for your very own copy of Dopple Ganger Chronicles!!!

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