Monday 24 June 2019

#BlogTour The Humundo Sorterium by Daniel Thompson

Today it's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour The Humundo Sorterium by Daniel Thompson. It's a children's book that can be read by all age groups. A colourful collaboration between the author Daniel Thompson and the illustrator Connor Edwards.

About the Author
The Humundo Sorterium will be the second book brought to you by author Daniel Thompson and illustrator Connor Edwards. Following on from the success of The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale this is another 5000(ish) word story written entirely in rhyme about a young boy's adventure to the 'Humundo Sorterium' Baby Making Factory.

Visit for more on the fab collaborations by author Daniel Thompson and illustrator Connor Ewards.
Buy The Humundo Sorterium

About the book
Buddy’s wonderer is sent spinning the day his Grand-pa tells him about the Humundo Sorterium. He’d always thought babies were made by storks & now Grand-pa is saying they're made in this… machine.Well of course the only way to be certain is to go on an adventure and find out for himself. He waits for Grand-pa to fall asleep, packs some jam sandwiches and heads for the watering hole to find a stork to confirm his Grand-pa's story.

Along the way he meets Handsome Henry a stork who tells the tale of how babies used to be individual, created by nature and delivered by storks; however now they are made in batches by a baby making machine in a factory. The Humundo Sorterium is less concerned with individuality and more concerned with the efficiency and productivity of the factory.

Henry and Buddy journey to the factory, working together to overcome some obstacles along the way. Raven gatekeeper Madame Megan and her army of clockwork crows try to stop them in their tracks, but with some quick thinking and teamwork they make it to the factory.

Together they try to overthrow Baroness Von Adlevine and destroy The Humundo Sorterium once and for all. But of course, things are not as straight forward as they had hoped.

This is the perfect collaboration between words and images. Thompson and Edwards truly are a team to be noted and watched, and bought of course.

The story is written in poetry, much like Seuss. If you intend to read it a child who may be more sensitive then perhaps an adult should read it first. The body parts and the baby making machine may be a little disconcerting for some children. Then again there will be plenty who will enjoy a story that is just a tad different.

As a parent of a once every reluctant reader I embrace any kind of book that manages to capture the imagination of a child, teen or anyone for that matter. If a book can do that, then the author has done their job. I look forward to introducing this book to my grandson.

Now to the story of the Sorterium. I can't commend the author enough for bringing an important topic to the table and melding it together with a story that will fascinate and draw readers in. It's all about individuality and not having to feel as if we have to conform to the pressures of society. To feel as if we have to be like everyone else to be accepted. Instead we should embrace our individuality and let others embrace theirs. It's a good message.

The 21st century kids may not be as acquainted with the joy of Dr Seuss as older generations. The Grinch movies certainly don't give the entire flavour of the magic of the books.

Thompson has the ability to create the same word magic and Edward the same illustration magic of Theodor Seuss Geisel, which is big praise in a world full of gazillions of talented authors and illustrators, but not given lightly at all. Both The Humundo Sorterium and The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale are fantastically entertaining, incredibly beautiful and great reads.

It's a children's book that can be read by all age groups. A colourful collaboration between the author Daniel Thompson and the illustrator Connor Edwards. A book I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Buy The Humundo Sorterium at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Carefully Crafted Media; pub date 12 May 2019. Buy at Amazon com. Buy at Waterstones.

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