Title: Thinks and Things
Author: Crystal Johnson
Source: Won from Velvet/ From author
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Thinksandthings can hear people's thoughts and turn them into things. However, the world just isn't ready for a farm of Grandma clones or to be introduced to the Durtle (half dog, half turtle creature). The Fixer repairs the damage some of the thinks have caused. However, when the Witch from the Hansel and Gretel fable escapes to Suburbia, a carousel lion comes to life and terrorizes small towns, and the Big Dipper starts to disappear from the sky, the Fixer has to work faster and harder before these things unfold irreversibly, all while tracking down Thinksandthings.
My Two Cents:
This is actually a very interesting and very creative collection of short stories. A fantasy world that exist or maybe similar like our real world like a fairy tales we heard when we were little, only it is dark, but yet very whimsical. Thinksandthings wander the earth, listen to people's thoughts and turn them into real things. Like Dandelion, it's a pretty flower and it's not a dandy-lions! Because it sometimes tend to turn something wrong, the Fixer will go around and fix things that Thinksandthings created.
I personally think that children has the biggest contributions in the novella since most of them were from children thoughts. I still remember when I was a kid, I think I can talk to alien but no one trust me including my parent, because of course, that's not true. Must be that I had a very great imagination and I think most kids do. It's the same thing that happen in the book. When a kid thinks it's real when it's not, Thinksandthings make it real and it always go wrong that Fixer need to stick around and fix it. It's very intriguing whenever I read how Fixer will fix it and it's kind of dark, but funny in a way. I still think the book is a gem. Only for cautions, it's for older kids, and make sure it is because you don't want to spoil kid's great imagination into something scary!