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The Legend of Vinny Whiskers MOBI Ä of Vinny Epub


The Legend of Vinny Whiskers ❮Epub❯ ➣ The Legend of Vinny Whiskers ➢ Author Gregory Kemp – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Boomerang Lookout is the smallest kit in his litter Worse he is named after one of the infamous Lost Six a group of prairie dogs who left their home and never returned When young Boomer decides to ven of Vinny Epub Þ Boomerang Lookout is the smallest kit in his litter Worse he is named after one of the infamous Lost Six a group of prairie dogs who The Legend PDF/EPUB or left their home and never returned When young Boomer decides to venture beyond the Ward he learns the true story of his namesake.


10 thoughts on “The Legend of Vinny Whiskers

  1. Sara Sara says:

    ARC received through the First Reads giveaway programThis is a coming of age adventure story about a prairie dog named Boomerang Lookout known as Boomer Boomer lives in the Ward with the rest of his colony When his best friend and love interest? Punky is kidnapped by rats while they are exploring an unknown tunnel with a third prairie dog named Mr Thin Fur Boomer embarks on a uest to rescue his friend and realize his destinyThere were some very creative elements in this book The author definitely caught me by surprise when he revealed what the Ward is I loved the idea of the Tubes too Despite that I don't think this is one of the best books of this type The story felt derivative specifically it reminded me of Redwall which was one of my favorite books when I was a kid Some of the dialogue was a little cheesy Granted I have a very low tolerance for that sort of thing so I may be somewhat biased on that front I also didn't like the swearing This isn't out of an objection to swearing in general I don't mind reading it or doing it myself Although most of it was mild it felt very forced especially since it seemed to be freuent and intense as the story progressed The juxtaposition of an attempt at edginess with the language and the cutesiness of the names and mannerisms of the characters grated on meThe biggest problem I had with this book is a little hard to pin down exactly Some elements just didn't seem to fit or were confusing The scene with the disguises felt too convenient The description of Mr Thin Fur's rotini shaped hair sprout seemed odd How do the prairie dogs know what rotini is? Is the narrator omniscient? If so the omniscience didn't seem to be a constant Are the Chip Monks members of some sort of order or society? If not why are they called that and where did they learn what they know? Things like this frustrate me and they really detracted from the experienceThis is a fine coming of ageadventure story for its intended audience; ages 8 12 or thereabouts The bar for this genre is set pretty high for me I read and loved Redwall Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and Watership Down when I was that age and all animal adventure stories I have read since are compared to those


  2. Tracy Tracy says:

    Being released today is a new book for tweens by Gregory Kemp titled The Legend of Vinny Whiskers It follows the adventures of Boomerang Lookout a prairie dog who just doesn't seem to fit in among the other prairie dogs in the ward Part of the problem is that he's named after an infamous prairie dog one of the lost six who escaped the ward never to return When Boomer decides to venture out of the ward himself he comes face to face with dangers and truths about himself and his home that he never anticipated There is a long standing feud between the Alignment of the Wee a group of small animals who have banded together in hopes of one day regaining the control of the tubes and the rats who took over the tubes years earlier led by Vinny Whiskers who opened the tubes to the sewer ratsThe Legend of Vinny Whiskers is a hilarious romp into the lives of these small creatures It raises the uestion of the true meaning of freedom and how much one is willing to risk in the search for truth Never short on adventure kids will love reading about Boomer and the friends and enemies he meets along the way There's even a shocking twist Depending on reading level I would recommend this book for ages 9 12 It's 243 pages and very well written The book can be purchased at or Webook This is the first work of fiction published by Webook an on line social collaboration site for writers The book was voted #1 on the site by Webook readers This a great opportunity for aspiring writers They liken themselves to American Idol for writers but on a modest scale of course Gregory Kemp was involved with another Webook project 101 Things Every Man Should Know How to DoI would recommend this book to your tween for some fun summer reading I kept thinking too that this story would make a great movie for kids I was picturing the animation coming to life while I was reading


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    I can't uite decide what the author's intent was for this book It is too simple for young adults; too grim for children; too serious to be a light hearted fable; too silly to be a heroic uest There are parts of this novel that seem to want to be Watership Down with prairie dogs while others seem like they would be perfectly at ease in a dopey buddy comedy Overall I just got the sense that the author was aiming high but couldn't uite make it I don't mean to be offensive but I was left with the distinct impression that the author simply wasn't talented enough to pull off the story Written differently it could have been if not Watership Down a Redwall style animal fantasy with characters that affect you and terrors that haunt you But the writing here is too simple and uick to have that kind of impact each chapter is just three or four pages which really fragments the book and the characters are very thinly drawn You have the hero with low confidence the plucky heroine the wacky bookworm friend and so on and that's fine Those are archetypes at least The longer the book goes on though the the author starts launching into pure stereotype there are secondary characters ranging from a Yee ha Texan mole rat to some truly appalling inscrutable Oriental flying suirrels named I'm uite serious here Kung and Foo And these are introduced as the book is supposed to be getting tense too In the end Vinny Whiskers just doesn't work for me and I wouldn't give it to a child either It could well be the stepping stone to better works by this author but in the meantime there are so many superior books that run along similar lines that this one doesn't stand a chance


  4. Jo Jo says:

    I'm not really certain what I should say about this book I liked it There were a few typos but nothing hideously hideous I liked that Boomer decided not to keep the hero winnings he was given; sharin' the love is always friendly I'm not so sure I liked how tidily everything wrapped up I liked how the war involved deaths on all sides not just one; sometimes books geared towards younger readers let all the permanent bad stuff like death happen only to the people we don't like I don't think I liked how Bob Lemming was all pessimistic and prejudiced Realistic though it may be he got to be kind of a broken record Though I think it would be interesting to see a spin off type of story about the legend of Bob Lemming's ancient ancestor who flew I liked the different ideas about animals posed by the author like lemmings aren't gigantically stupid creatures that jump off cliffs; they're hypothesizing that by jumping off the cliff they're encouraging their evolutionary next step which is flightAnd the suirrels were my favorite Why is it that the supporting characters are always way funner than the main characters?I received a free copy through FirstReads in exchange for an honest review


  5. Julie Julie says:

    I received this book from a giveaway here on goodreads It took me a while to get to on the TBR pile but I have to say it really was a fun book to read Talking animals is a great theme but you have to be really careful not to go too cute or too cheesy with it The world was well developed the society and minor characters all fit well and while the threads of 'Watership Down' and 'Redwall' were very visible it wasn't really a distraction which surprised me Normally when I can make instant comparisons to other books specifically books I like it bugs me so much I grumble the whole time But in this case the similarities felt like an homage to the greats not a direct copy Prairie Dogs are a nice animal to pick but really it would have been nice to have something other than rats for enemies I mean seriously how many times can this be done? Character wise I felt a little distant to the characters most of the time sometimes really puzzled by them and the things they did it was hard to get a grip on them But really the adventure the story and the lovely writing was the focus of this story Read it for the adventure alone


  6. Morninglight Mama Morninglight Mama says:

    It took me a bit to get into the story but that was really just because I was being kinda dense about the setting Once the author really laid that out for the slow readers me then things started falling into place This was immensely creative and the characteristics of the different animal characters were picture perfect The story line is a classic one of a group of seemingly different groups coming together to work for the common good against the forces of the selfish bad guys Only in an animal setting that is uite familiar to most of us I'll just leave it at that for you I'm somewhat torn about letting my almost 9 year old read it I'm leaning toward most likely but there is just a little bit of language near the very end that I wish was toned down a tad


  7. Angie Angie says:

    This story teaches some great life lessons In the book the small animals join together to defeat a common foe and one small prairie dog goes from being discounted by the others to being a heroI'm glad that I won this book at goodreadscom It is a children's book written for ages 8 12 My only worry is the length of the book It's a little long but it tells a great story so I don't know what I would cut I enjoyed reading it and am passing it along to my 10 year old son I will post his review when he finishes


  8. Hannah Hannah says:

    Being my first pre release book I won on firstreads I was really excited to read this book After finishing it I can honestly say that it is wonderfully uniue How many books have you read where the protagonist is a prairie dog? Boomerang Lookout named after a famous prairie dog feels anything but heroic Truly a fish out of water Boomer leaves his home and finds adventure uirky characters and the famous Boomerang Lookout's real story This book is surprisingly easy to relate to and good fun Four stars


  9. Matthew Matthew says:

    I really enjoyed Vinny Whiskers and recommend it for readers of all ages The storytelling is tight the action is fun and fierce but appropriate for younger readers and the characters are well developed Overall a highly entertaining read that finally gives prarie dogs and other under represented small mammals their due


  10. Michele Michele says:

    This is the story of a prairie dog named Boomer and his friends Punky and Mr Thinfur And their wonderful adventure It is a coming of age story as it were for Boomer who is a larger than life hero inspite of himself I especially enjoy the chip monks Kung an Fu and Bob Lemming It's a rollicking story of bravery and learning


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10 thoughts on “The Legend of Vinny Whiskers

  1. Sara Sara says:

    ARC received through the First Reads giveaway programThis is a coming of age adventure story about a prairie dog named Boomerang Lookout known as Boomer Boomer lives in the Ward with the rest of his colony When his best friend and love interest? Punky is kidnapped by rats while they are exploring an unknown tunnel with a third prairie dog named Mr Thin Fur Boomer embarks on a uest to rescue his friend and realize his destinyThere were some very creative elements in this book The author definitely caught me by surprise when he revealed what the Ward is I loved the idea of the Tubes too Despite that I don't think this is one of the best books of this type The story felt derivative specifically it reminded me of Redwall which was one of my favorite books when I was a kid Some of the dialogue was a little cheesy Granted I have a very low tolerance for that sort of thing so I may be somewhat biased on that front I also didn't like the swearing This isn't out of an objection to swearing in general I don't mind reading it or doing it myself Although most of it was mild it felt very forced especially since it seemed to be freuent and intense as the story progressed The juxtaposition of an attempt at edginess with the language and the cutesiness of the names and mannerisms of the characters grated on meThe biggest problem I had with this book is a little hard to pin down exactly Some elements just didn't seem to fit or were confusing The scene with the disguises felt too convenient The description of Mr Thin Fur's rotini shaped hair sprout seemed odd How do the prairie dogs know what rotini is? Is the narrator omniscient? If so the omniscience didn't seem to be a constant Are the Chip Monks members of some sort of order or society? If not why are they called that and where did they learn what they know? Things like this frustrate me and they really detracted from the experienceThis is a fine coming of ageadventure story for its intended audience; ages 8 12 or thereabouts The bar for this genre is set pretty high for me I read and loved Redwall Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and Watership Down when I was that age and all animal adventure stories I have read since are compared to those

  2. Tracy Tracy says:

    Being released today is a new book for tweens by Gregory Kemp titled The Legend of Vinny Whiskers It follows the adventures of Boomerang Lookout a prairie dog who just doesn't seem to fit in among the other prairie dogs in the ward Part of the problem is that he's named after an infamous prairie dog one of the lost six who escaped the ward never to return When Boomer decides to venture out of the ward himself he comes face to face with dangers and truths about himself and his home that he never anticipated There is a long standing feud between the Alignment of the Wee a group of small animals who have banded together in hopes of one day regaining the control of the tubes and the rats who took over the tubes years earlier led by Vinny Whiskers who opened the tubes to the sewer ratsThe Legend of Vinny Whiskers is a hilarious romp into the lives of these small creatures It raises the uestion of the true meaning of freedom and how much one is willing to risk in the search for truth Never short on adventure kids will love reading about Boomer and the friends and enemies he meets along the way There's even a shocking twist Depending on reading level I would recommend this book for ages 9 12 It's 243 pages and very well written The book can be purchased at or Webook This is the first work of fiction published by Webook an on line social collaboration site for writers The book was voted #1 on the site by Webook readers This a great opportunity for aspiring writers They liken themselves to American Idol for writers but on a modest scale of course Gregory Kemp was involved with another Webook project 101 Things Every Man Should Know How to DoI would recommend this book to your tween for some fun summer reading I kept thinking too that this story would make a great movie for kids I was picturing the animation coming to life while I was reading

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    I can't uite decide what the author's intent was for this book It is too simple for young adults; too grim for children; too serious to be a light hearted fable; too silly to be a heroic uest There are parts of this novel that seem to want to be Watership Down with prairie dogs while others seem like they would be perfectly at ease in a dopey buddy comedy Overall I just got the sense that the author was aiming high but couldn't uite make it I don't mean to be offensive but I was left with the distinct impression that the author simply wasn't talented enough to pull off the story Written differently it could have been if not Watership Down a Redwall style animal fantasy with characters that affect you and terrors that haunt you But the writing here is too simple and uick to have that kind of impact each chapter is just three or four pages which really fragments the book and the characters are very thinly drawn You have the hero with low confidence the plucky heroine the wacky bookworm friend and so on and that's fine Those are archetypes at least The longer the book goes on though the the author starts launching into pure stereotype there are secondary characters ranging from a Yee ha Texan mole rat to some truly appalling inscrutable Oriental flying suirrels named I'm uite serious here Kung and Foo And these are introduced as the book is supposed to be getting tense too In the end Vinny Whiskers just doesn't work for me and I wouldn't give it to a child either It could well be the stepping stone to better works by this author but in the meantime there are so many superior books that run along similar lines that this one doesn't stand a chance

  4. Jo Jo says:

    I'm not really certain what I should say about this book I liked it There were a few typos but nothing hideously hideous I liked that Boomer decided not to keep the hero winnings he was given; sharin' the love is always friendly I'm not so sure I liked how tidily everything wrapped up I liked how the war involved deaths on all sides not just one; sometimes books geared towards younger readers let all the permanent bad stuff like death happen only to the people we don't like I don't think I liked how Bob Lemming was all pessimistic and prejudiced Realistic though it may be he got to be kind of a broken record Though I think it would be interesting to see a spin off type of story about the legend of Bob Lemming's ancient ancestor who flew I liked the different ideas about animals posed by the author like lemmings aren't gigantically stupid creatures that jump off cliffs; they're hypothesizing that by jumping off the cliff they're encouraging their evolutionary next step which is flightAnd the suirrels were my favorite Why is it that the supporting characters are always way funner than the main characters?I received a free copy through FirstReads in exchange for an honest review

  5. Julie Julie says:

    I received this book from a giveaway here on goodreads It took me a while to get to on the TBR pile but I have to say it really was a fun book to read Talking animals is a great theme but you have to be really careful not to go too cute or too cheesy with it The world was well developed the society and minor characters all fit well and while the threads of 'Watership Down' and 'Redwall' were very visible it wasn't really a distraction which surprised me Normally when I can make instant comparisons to other books specifically books I like it bugs me so much I grumble the whole time But in this case the similarities felt like an homage to the greats not a direct copy Prairie Dogs are a nice animal to pick but really it would have been nice to have something other than rats for enemies I mean seriously how many times can this be done? Character wise I felt a little distant to the characters most of the time sometimes really puzzled by them and the things they did it was hard to get a grip on them But really the adventure the story and the lovely writing was the focus of this story Read it for the adventure alone

  6. Morninglight Mama Morninglight Mama says:

    It took me a bit to get into the story but that was really just because I was being kinda dense about the setting Once the author really laid that out for the slow readers me then things started falling into place This was immensely creative and the characteristics of the different animal characters were picture perfect The story line is a classic one of a group of seemingly different groups coming together to work for the common good against the forces of the selfish bad guys Only in an animal setting that is uite familiar to most of us I'll just leave it at that for you I'm somewhat torn about letting my almost 9 year old read it I'm leaning toward most likely but there is just a little bit of language near the very end that I wish was toned down a tad

  7. Angie Angie says:

    This story teaches some great life lessons In the book the small animals join together to defeat a common foe and one small prairie dog goes from being discounted by the others to being a heroI'm glad that I won this book at goodreadscom It is a children's book written for ages 8 12 My only worry is the length of the book It's a little long but it tells a great story so I don't know what I would cut I enjoyed reading it and am passing it along to my 10 year old son I will post his review when he finishes

  8. Hannah Hannah says:

    Being my first pre release book I won on firstreads I was really excited to read this book After finishing it I can honestly say that it is wonderfully uniue How many books have you read where the protagonist is a prairie dog? Boomerang Lookout named after a famous prairie dog feels anything but heroic Truly a fish out of water Boomer leaves his home and finds adventure uirky characters and the famous Boomerang Lookout's real story This book is surprisingly easy to relate to and good fun Four stars

  9. Matthew Matthew says:

    I really enjoyed Vinny Whiskers and recommend it for readers of all ages The storytelling is tight the action is fun and fierce but appropriate for younger readers and the characters are well developed Overall a highly entertaining read that finally gives prarie dogs and other under represented small mammals their due

  10. Michele Michele says:

    This is the story of a prairie dog named Boomer and his friends Punky and Mr Thinfur And their wonderful adventure It is a coming of age story as it were for Boomer who is a larger than life hero inspite of himself I especially enjoy the chip monks Kung an Fu and Bob Lemming It's a rollicking story of bravery and learning

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