Review sponsored* by George Robert Minkoff
The Children’s Book Review | February 1, 2018
Written by George Robert Minkoff
Narrated by Alison Larkin
Cover Art by Laurie Levine
Age Range: 5 and up
Audiobook: 1hr 40 mins
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
What to expect: Fantasy, Magical Powers, Mystery
George Robert Minkoff’s charming and imaginative story, Tickle Plenty and the Bubblegum Tree, follows the adventures of a bubbly young girl named Tickle, and her many companions. The story follows the characters through the Rainbow Forest to the Ice Cream Volcano, in pursuit of a magical decree. Tickle meets and encounters plenty of characters with eccentric personalities, reminiscent of events that take place in the classic Alice in Wonderlandin which the characters have plenty of random and woolly conversations that intrigue young readers—scrumptious food and enchanting scenery play a large part.
While familiar, Minkoff has created a unique world that kids will surely appreciate. The whimsical fantasy realm he has created, combined with its superb narration by AudioFile Earphones Award-winner Alison Larkin, gives off a nostalgic feeling—making it enjoyable for adults, too. The pacing, individual accents for each character, and Larkin’s intonation are absolutely marvelous!
Original, poetic, and creative—a talking swing hangs from a chocolate chip celling, bubblegum can be picked from a tree, a lemonade river flows through the Rainbow Forest—Tickle Plenty and the Bubblegum Tree makes for a wonderful audio experience that will readily fill up the time on a road trip or provide companionship during some quiet time. Minkoff’s ending will leave listeners ready to jump into Tickle Plenty and the Lollipop Garden and Tickle Plenty and the Kingdom of the Clouds, also read by Alison Larkin.
About the Author
A rare book dealer for fifty-two years, George Robert Minkoff is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Minkoff serves on the Board of Directors of the Poetry Society of America, currently serving as Secretary. George Robert Minkoff Inc. Rare Books is known internationally for the selling of manuscripts and letters of major American and English writers. Minkoff has written the “Bibliography of the Black Sun Press” and the “Bibliography of the Black Manikin Press,” both standard references in the field. Additionally, George Robert Minkoff has authored the trilogy “In the Land of Whispers”, a historical novel concerning the English in the New World. The three volumes are: “The Weight of Smoke,” “The Dragons of the Storm,” and “The Leaves of Fate.”
Read our exclusive interview here: George Robert Minkoff Discusses Tickle Plenty and the Bubblegum Tree
About the Narrator
Alison Larkin – award-winning audiobook narrator and bestselling author of The English American is now producing top quality audiobooks under her imprint Alison Larkin Presents.
Following the runaway success of recent releases Pride and Prejudice with Songs from Regency England and Persuasion and Poems by Jane Austen, and the AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award-winning recording of Peter Pan and The Inconsiderate Waiter by J.M. Barrie, Alison Larkin Presents adds a mystery with a unique twist, incorporating musical clues in the plot of Devil’s Trill. Several additional titles are soon to be released!
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