- Book Style: Toddler and kids motivational book
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Very cute and colorful
- Age Target: 2-10 Years of Age
- Author: Jermiko Thomas
- Author’s Page: Jermiko Thomas
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon Paperback – $9.99 USD
- Social Media Links: Twitter, Instagram
The Fearless Boy Inventor is a toddler and kids story book. It’s a story about a little inventor named Walter who finds out where thunder and lightning comes from. However, it’s not just another storybook. Instead, it’s a much deeper story that actually speaks to your toddler’s hopes and dreams. It teaches children to chase their dreams and to not be afraid of things they don’t understand. It’s really about living life to the fullest!
All that being said, the book is still light and fun to read. Yes, the message is there (and it’s there in spades), but Walter is a great little character that toddlers will identify with. I don’t know about you, but I loved the idea of being an inventor when growing up. I loved thinking that I would know it all (and I do, of course), and I loved thinking that I could fix anything and everything.
Now, we do still need to discuss the message behind this book, as it’s still (in my opinion), the best part about The Fearless Boy Inventor. Jermiko Thomas, our author, has put together a story that allows you as a parent to have what can otherwise be a difficult topic to broach. Your child’s fears, and how they affect them can be a horribly difficult discussion (or lack thereof for most parents). This book allows you to start a dialogue about disarming your fears through knowledge and understanding. You can really help to set a precedent for your child to work through their fears.
Now, the question that comes to my mind is “why?” Why did Jermiko create a book with this focus? Well, if you dig a little into his past, you’ll find a bio that talks about his life as a child. From what I’ve read, Jermiko didn’t speak until he was 6 years old. By that time, doctors had determined he was “slow” and put him into a school program with extra assistance. Instead of simply accepting his new (supposed) lot in life, Jermiko consumed knowledge like it was going out of style. He read books, and he managed to test his was out of the school program. From there, he began to build a successful life that includes entrepreneurship, personal training, and of course, this great toddler book.
Which brings me back to the message in the book. Make sense yet? I think it’s great when an author truly puts him or herself out there. They always end up creating a unique book and their passion always shows through. The Fearless Boy Inventor is no different.
One of the other things I love about this book is the rhyming and rhythm that Jermiko has created on each and every page. There isn’t a page in the book without 2 rhymes; there isn’t a page in the book without a cadence or rhythm to it. This is a great feature to any children’s book and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how much easier a book is to read when it rhymes. He has made each page feel like a bit of a song’s verse, and as such it becomes extremely easy for parents to read. Again, I love it when books do this and I watched my own child become engaged in the story simply because he was able to hear the rhymes.
If you’re going to talk about a toddler age-appropriate book, then you have to talk about the illustrations. There are three examples of the illustrations on this page (not including the front cover) that all have a few things in common:
- A cute main character in Walter. He reminds me of my old Saturday morning cartoons (in a good way)
- Great background scenery. The buildings are sharp and fun to look at. The machine below is interesting to look at and is a great break from most children’s books.
- Consistent theme and look. It’s hard to overstate the importance of this. There’s nothing in this book that feels out of place.
Below is a trailer for The Fearless Boy Inventor that Jermiko has created (that guy has a lot of talents) for you. It shows many of the illustrations as well, and so it’ll help you get a feel for just how great the illustrations are.
Over the last few days, I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Jermiko Thomas a bit. I’ve been able to gather a bit about the person and I can honestly say that I’m impressed. He’s professional and very sure of himself, but he’s also incredibly kind and thoughtful. He’s putting himself out there and I think he’s doing it to really benefit kids. That’s a great perspective to have, and I think that makes his book all the more important.
In the end, The Fearless Boy Inventor is a great toddler and children’s book. It has an incredibly powerful message that’s built on a fun and uplifting story. It’s been created by an individual who loves to help kids, and is doing so by providing insight to his own experiences. The illustrations are interesting and colorful as well, so the book is fun for kids to look at. At only $9.99 USD for a paperback copy from Amazon, this book is an inexpensive way to help your toddler and/or child face his or her fears. Head over there now and pick up this great book by Jermiko Thomas.
Thanks for reading…with your toddlers,