"A wonderful rollercoaster full of laughter, discoveries and imagination."
The Tickling Tale of Smoo was a wonderful rollercoaster full of laughter, discoveries and imagination.
Lucy and Ben McClaffertys of Fiddle Wood had noticed a strange occurrence happening in the world—no one has laughed for months. Just when they were about to conclude that their discovery was a wild thought, their Grandma tells them a story about the Old Man of Smoo and the history of laughter. Now the McClaffertys are on a journey to find out about the disappearance of laughter in the world and they discover more than they expected when they find out that their destinies may just be intertwined with all kinds of laughter in the world. I fell in love with the book from the first page and even though I had prepared for a wild story because of the unique title, Louiza Kallona still caught me off-guard. The book started off vibrantly, got intense in the middle, and ended so beautifully with a hint of what will take place in the imaginary world of the McClaffertys. Louiza Kallona wrote in a way that made me feel I was a character in the story and not just a reader. However, prepare to be mind-tickled in a way such that you end up giggling to hooting in laughter.
The Tickling Tale of Smoo is a magical book and a must-read for children of all ages, even so, to adults of all ages who don't mind a fantastical book.
Racheal Joshua, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador