The Ifs (book review)

The Ifs was written by J.D. Pooker. This book tour was organized by Mother Daughter Book Reviews. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.

About the book:

The Ifs by J. D. Pooker Landon and Broden are brothers. And some days they DO NOT get along very well. They spend most of their days fighting, arguing and plotting ways to get revenge on each other. Then, strange things start happening…

Noises in their room that are not the cat.

Homework is mysteriously finished.

A broken shoelace repairs all by itself.

Clothes are put in the hamper on their own.

The brothers want to share their weird experiences, but they don’t know if they can trust each other. But when they find out who’s behind all the strange things around the house, they are called to battle. Battle? Whoa! Right there in the forest by their house! A battle with the most unusual creatures and wildest of beasts. And when the battle turns more dangerous than they imagined, Landon and Broden must face their fears, put their grudges aside and learn how to work together.

My review:

This was such a great kids' story of action and adventure.  The little Ifs had me remembering The Littles, The Borrowers and The Secret World of Arrietty.  There is just something magical to children about the idea of little people living right around us with us being unaware.

I loved reading about the relationship between Landon and Broden.  True siblings that any kid (and parent) can relate to.  The get along fabulously... the fight each other whole heartedly... and regardless of all else, when the going gets tough they stick up for one another.

I'm absolutely adding this to Zoe's kindle app.  She'll absolutely love all of the action of the battles and the whole adventure.  I feel like it would be a great book for most 4th & 5th graders.

About the author:

Jessica-Robinson-2-BW-224x300 J.D. Pooker lives in wonderful Wyoming with her husband and two sons, along with a black lab named Ryder and a sweet kitty named Alia. J.D. likes to spend time with her family and go camping, fishing, and snowmobiling.

Her sons are the inspiration for writing children’s stories. She wants to encourage them to be readers and show them how powerful and exciting the imagination can be. She wants them to see that countless worlds exist, and all it takes to get there is a good book.