“Mr. Hookumbacker and the Yella Yella Yum Yum Tree is a children’s adventure story. The Forest of the Cracking Stone is full of wonder and natural beauty. It is also a place of magic as well as honey tickles, bumbletums, sapling shines and a kindly old tree master called Mr. Hookumbacker.”
When the sapling shine Holly Shallina leaves the safety of the Forest of the Cracking Stone, she becomes trapped in the ground by the first rays of the rising sun. Holly’s friends Buddy Trix, Cherry Petals and Shubbie Willows ask for Mr. Hookumbacker’s help. When he agrees a race against time begins. Together they must journey far away to find a Yella Yella Yum Yum tree. Their journey takes them to a forbidden wood full of grubble wig and needle node weeds and on to the Forest of the Falling Waters. From there they must return with enough time to save Holly Shallina.
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- Print Length: 157 pages
In My Opinion
This book, written by author Richard Silverton, is a super fun and magical way to bring some awareness to our forests and nature in general. I loved the details on every page. He really brought these mystical creatures to life in my head and my children’s minds as well. Each character has their own uniqueness that you just grow to love and you can see them each in your mind because of the great details Mr. Silverton used. Because of our lifestyle and how we have raised the children to this point I believe, even though they are so young, that both of my boys picked up on the importance of the trees in the story and how we are supposed to protect them. They talk about our lack of trees at our new house quite often
I grew up as a country girl in a small town (actually a village) in Michigan. I was a tomboy and loved being and playing outdoors. I would catch little red and blue racer snakes, observe and love on the wild cats my dad would let me care for, ride the three wheeler around or just sit deep in the woods and listen. There was a creek way back in the woods behind the house and I would sit for hours out there listening to and watching the beavers or picking mushrooms or blackberries. I still love nature today and when we first moved into a house in Moore, Oklahoma we weren’t there more than a few months before I asked my husband to get me back out to the country. So we searched and found some land, cleared a spot in the middle and moved a trailer out there. Ahhh, back in the country. That is where Savannah has lived since she was 1 and the only home my boys had known. Well that part of our lives has since past too and we made our latest and hopefully last move to our new home. As much as we love our new home it is missing something…..trees. We are sitting ducks here with only a couple small trees in the front yard. We have plans for a privacy fence and lots of trees, shrubs, and flowers along with our garden. We are planning different natural barriers of tall shrubs and trees. The children miss it to and its something we all agree on needs to happen. It just takes time and money but it will be so worth it. We live outside no matter where we live and more than any other plans at our new house the outdoor plans are what we are all working on. Well this story was right up our ally.
This book is in ebook format and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony eBookstore, Apple iBookstore and also on Smashwords. The author, Richard Silverton, said, “I would like to think that my book will raise early awareness that forests and nature need to be cared for. I have folded natural occurrences into events and then peppered them with a touch of magic.” I think he did just what he had hoped to do. Taking care of the world around us is something I feel very important about teaching my children and something we take very seriously from our own recycling and green efforts to taking care of the planet around us by picking up trash and such elsewhere in our community.