Ned Rauch-Mannino, author
Scott Ferguson, graphic art
Better Karma Publishing
6018 Goldenrod Court, Alexandria, VA 22310
9780982432990, $10.99, www.amazon.com
"FingerTip Island: The Vincenzo Adventure" is a fantasy adventure chapter book about an imaginative 11 year old boy named Rudoph Vincenzo, and his fantasy escape, FingerTip Island. Living in a dull gray world and a dull life, Rudoph creates a tropical paradise island where tigers can talk, and most important, dreams can become real, even alarmingly so. Written to appeal to middle school children (ages 7-12), FingerTip Island is the perfect antidote to dullness, boredom, and even danger. However danger also abounds in FingerTip Island, and Rudolph takes both his sister and his brother to his fantasy island, revealing to them the tiger tour guides, surprising dangers, and exciting adventures. It is up to Rudolph to find a way to use his imagination to solve the family's real dilemma of encroaching Permafrost. "FingerTip Island" is a great adventure read for kids in need of creativity unlocking.