Avery (age 13, Virginia) consumed first 8 stories and said they were like movies
"This story is far beyond what I thought. It kept me
on pins and needles. These new bios help readers understand the characters,
especially why Vanna is a high-class thief. I felt sorry for Brady in prison.
While Cal should wear a different cologne, Shelton needs to get rid of his
jealousy and take a nice long nap."
Collin (age 12, Maine) read 8 episodes and created the term "Imasodes"
"I worried about Lionel when taken hostage by the
Pollibos. My favorite character was Brady Bee. I loved when he chased Cal on
foot, and actually caught him in the truck. My favorite part is when Ima talked
to Detective Bailey about the weaponry and the types of bullets used in
Tahnya Sherwood (Elementary Library Media Specialist, Atlanta, GA)
"After finishing the first Imasode, I grew excited
about the potential of the series called The Picaresque of Ímagine Purple.
Students like getting involved with characters who reappear in different
stories; I think they will enjoy a group of Imasodes that all connect to each
other. I feel students will like the convenience of reading about Ima in this
new online format. The author goes above and beyond to include maps, vocabulary,
character biographies, and other learning tools. These will help students,
teachers, and parents to utilize the interactive books. I welcome this series as
a new resource for enrichment reading. The exciting and fast-paced adventures
surely will hold the attention of readers in middle school grades and beyond.”
Sunny C. Cooper (Copy Editor, Reader, and Parent)
"Creative. Cognitive. Compelling. A unique and
multi-layered experience with a colorful cast in a world that is altogether
familiar and historically accurate. The stories deliver cultural flavor and
generational maxims that are unique to the period of time and place of each
plot. While the author makes the English language approachable and fun, she uses
characters and colloquialisms which provide a surprising wealth of the American
experience. I find this a particularly exciting approach for ESL students. As an
avid reader, well- traveled editor, and home educator of a young bookworm, I
felt like a curious and eager participator in the ongoing chronicles of this
endearing protagonist. While age-appropriate for adolescents, Ima’s world of
intrigue and global fun boldly delivers for readers of all ages and
Rebecca J. Ensign (Director, HelpTeachYourChildren.org)
"As clever as its lead character, this series appeals
to many types of readers on different levels in both fun and practical ways.
Book lovers and non-readers alike are drawn into each Imasode which cooks up an
intriguing narrative as it sneakily develops critical thinking, comprehension
and vocabulary skills – then peppers it with a bit of history and a lesson in
geography. The reader cannot help but gain a sense of accomplishment. Help Teach
Your Children highly endorses the entire series for its entertaining approach
and educational substance."