Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tiwaka Goes to Waikiki by Everett Peacock
A magical and well textured addition to the series!
Tiwaka gets his Flight Status upgraded and soon gets in trouble in the tropical skies of Hawaii. After landing in faraway Waikiki he finds he is not the only parrot in trouble.
Book 3 in the continuing adventures of Tiwaka and his crew from Tiwaka's Tiki Bar & Grill.
The third book in the Tiwaka Tiki series, this is a wonderful addition to the previous books. Full of the rich atmosphere we’ve grown used to and relating mainly to our favorite parrot, Tiwaka, this was a fun read.
The book begins a little after the second book, with the narrator’s child already born and things having settled back to normal. Until, that is, Tiwaka learns to fly. He really is the protagonist from the beginning, lighting up the scenes he appears in. We get to see a different side of Tiwaka, allowing him to become a full-fledged character in our minds. I must say, he did worry me quite a bit when he gets caught in a serious storm. But we know that there is a happy ending coming; nothing else is possible in this sunny series.
The writing is light, easy, and most definitely does not get in the way of the plot. We meet some very interesting new characters that make us laugh, and some which are not so friendly to our favorite parrot. Well-written, they all have their own way of speaking, making them into real-life people.
I can easily recommend this book. I always have lots of fun following the Tiki cast on their fabulous adventures, and this one has the added bonus of even more Tiwaka! It probably would be better to read at least one of the previous books, but it might be possible to read on its own.