Ninja Reviews – Toonopolis by Jeremy Rodden
Disclaimer – I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have since given it to my 9-year-old daughter who has read it 3 times and refuses to give it back. Someday, if I’m permitted, I will read it myself. Until then, here is the Book Report Ninja did for her Third Grade Final Project.
Book Report on Toonopolis by Jeremy Rodden
Ninja Tyler – 3rd Grade
The title is Toonopolis Gemini. The author is Jeremy Rodden. The setting takes place in the Tooniverse. The Tooniverse is a world full of cartoons on a big planet that Gemini got sent to. It is very crazy and chaotic. I don’t know when the story took place. It is almost always summer in Book One.
The main characters are Gemini, Jimbob the talking eggplant, Hawk the knight, and Ms. Fire the Hero. There is also Wan Wan a robotic dog. Ms. Fire can throw fireballs from her hands. Gemini is a human boy who can pull things from C-Space. Hawk the knight is Sir Goodipants best warrior. Sir Goodipants is a Rogue. Jimbob the talking eggplant is Gemini’s Toonopolis guide. Wan Wan is a transforming robotical Akita.
My favorite character is Wan Wan because he’s cute and he can turn into a giant squirrel and a horse. He has a rocket launcher in his back and was made by an inventor name Yuki. Wan Wan lets Gemini pat his head like he lets Yuki. Wan Wan doesn’t usually let people do that. He always puts a band-aid on people who get hurt.
Toonopolis is about a human named Gemini. Gemini falls into the Field of Dreams. He meets a talking mirror there and a animal that is a mixture of kangaroo, rabbit and duck. At the sorting square they have a problem sorting him and don’t know what to do. They take him to the Master Sorter, Henry. He looks inside of Gemini and says he’s an outsider. An outsider is a human. They go to Grayscale Village. The Village was black and gray and they saw a squirrel woman running around in circles three times. Four of her fingers have turned black. She was screaming because a shadowy figure was taking the color away from everything. Gemini tells the squirrel to calm down and says he’ll defeat the shadowy figure.
Gemini goes to Stick Tent-City. The people in Stick Tent-City are stick people and one of the stick people’s town gets absorbed by the shadowy figures black orbs. Gemini goes to Underwater City next and helps an Octonoid Princess. He frees her people from the Candemon. The Candemon wants Princess Polipo to be his wife. Gemini tries to free her people and father so that he can defeat the Candemon.
In underwater city Princell Polipo guides Gemini and his friends to the Cave of Dispair. In the Cave of Despair an ancient evil creature Gumthulu sleeps and feeds on fear and suffering. It has slept there ever since Princess Polipo can remember. Gemini and his friends go into the Cave to get to Licorice Lagoon where they travel to the Candemon’s castle made of Toffee.
In the cave of Despair Gemini takes a already lit torch from C-Space and uses it for light. Jimbob takes the evil Gumthulu’s eye from his socket and Jimbob yells “Yoink!” On Candy Island they find the Candemon. When Gemini starts to fight the Candemon the Candemon spits a wave of marshmallow at him. And then Gemini realizes his left foot was stuck in the marshmallow. The Candemon realized that Hawk shot some arrows into his gummy bear torso. The Candemon stood stunned and then after they landed, Hawk and Miss Fire helped Gemini.
At the end of the book Shadowy Figure and Gemini return back to earth. The Shadowy Figure is the bad side of Gemini in another form. Gemini learned that fighting bad guys who absorb cartoons was much harder than he thought.
I think I’d like it if Gemini would get back home in a safer way than traveling back from Tooniverse from the Shadow Lands. I think the ending could be a little better so it would be father and son together again.