What are readers saying about TOONIES?
Rice and garlic man, Amazon reviewer
THIS BOOK HAS BECOME MY ALL TIME FAVORITE and like another reviewer I'm wondering when this excellent story will be playing in theaters.
I'm always on the go in the tri-state area. The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley is always in my briefcase on Metro North railways where I'll stop in and visit relatives before it's back to The Port Authority heading home.This book makes the trip less chaotic and so much more pleasant.(see Daniel's video review)
Erika Sorocco (Southern California), Amazon Top 500 Reviewer and newspaper book reviewer
A UNIQUE NOVEL FOR ALL AGES. Like many towns, Silicon Valley is a place where nothing exciting happens. At least most of the time. So when a group of bandit Toonies, led by an ape-bird named Dab, decide to invade Silicon Valley, the residents are quite surprised. The so-called Toonies have escaped from Computer Cartoon Land, and are ready to pounce on anything that catches their eye. Dab, however, has other plans. He refuses to leave the real world, and has evil plans to take over Grape Computer, Orange Computer, and, eventually, the entire world. But Dab’s plans will soon be destroyed, for Uncle Wom - short for Wise Old Man, who happens to be the leader of Cartoon Land - along with the good Toonies are hot on the trail of the baddies. Together, Uncle Wom, a cartoon teen named Doog, and a human newspaper cartoonist named Jeremy Kern, will work alongside one another to stop the bad Toonies, and save Silicon Valley. (see more from Erica Sorocco)
TeensReadToo.com, Jennifer Wardrip, (All over the U.S. and Canada)
IN THIS CHARMING STORY OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL, author Betty Dravis introduces us to the Toonies. Small beings who live in Cartoon Land, the world inside of our computers, the Toonies, like humans, come in good and bad form. Although some of them look a lot like us, others, such as the Mischief-Makers, resemble ape-like birds. But I bet you’re wondering what the heck Toonies have to do with Silicon Valley, aren’t you? (see more from TeensReadToo.com)
Kasia S. (New York City), Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS YOU WILL EVER READ! I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun reading a book. At the age of twenty-six I still remember my favorite childhood tales while I read regular adult stuff but when I picked up Toonies I was in for a fantastic surprise, a book for children that an adult can love too! Of course whether I really feel like an adult is another story. (see more from Kasia S.)
ALREADY A CULT CLASSIC! Three cheers for Betty Dravis! Combining the elements and themes of a classic fantasy with freshly imagined characters in a thoroughly modern setting, the author has created an engaging children’s story that will hopefully become a series. I have to believe that most children in this computer-driven age would really get into this “animated” book. Parents will appreciate the message and underlying values. (see more from Linda Collison)
Read Dan Janal's interview of Betty Dravis, author of the YA novel The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley, and find out why TOONIES is the 'Cool Book of the Day'.