Henrik Tamm brings readers a fantasy story full of action,
adventure and unique characters. , Young readers are treated
to a storyline packed with Steampunk atmosphere and gadgets,
as well as memorable characters like Rabbit, the tall blue
bad guy with crimson eyes, and Alfred the toymaker with his
magical toys. Young readers can also see key parts of the
storyline in rich, colorful illustrations. The main character
is Timmy, an orphan cat. Timmy and his gang (Simon the mink,
pigs Casper and Jasper, & Flora the feline flyer) are
determined to save their small town from Rabbit and his gang
(Dobie & the wild boars and Gack & the Iguanas) who
are kidnapping children and stealing their laughter. Young
readers will be clamoring for more when it's all over. Luckily
for them, Tamm leaves us with a hint about Timmy's next adventure.
I have to say Kudos to the author for originality in his storyline,
and his artwork moves well beyond classic children illustrations.
As a series, Ninja Timmy has plenty of room to grow; all the
characters have a story to tell and there are so many steampunk
ideas to follow up on, especially when it comes to toys.
Illustrator Henrik Tamm is a best known for his illustrations
on movies such as Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Sinbad,
Narnia, Narnia 2, Kung Fu Panda and more. Ninja Timmy
is his first children's fantasy adventure in book form. It
looks like he's found his niche.