About the Book
Title: The Ifs Return | Author: J.D. Pooker | Illustrator: Frank Walls | Publication Date: May 17, 2015 | Publisher: Little Devil Books | Pages: 131 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Summary: “Gage escaped.”
These are the worst words Broden could hear from his big brother Landon—just one day after they battled alongside Slade’s Ifs and his army of forest beasts.
Sure, the brothers had learned to work together to fight and capture the evil If Gage. But, now, Slade has informed them that Gage has escaped!
Fear and distrust have entered the boys’ world. Why should they help Slade if he can’t keep control of his prisoners? Will they be able to fight against a familiar foe? Plus, Landon has more news…
“Gage has magic.”
What kind of magic? Will he use it against them? As the boys are drawn into yet more adventure with the Ifs, they find out just how powerful, and dangerous, Gage’s magic can be.
Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “The Ifs Return”
The Ifs Return received 20 new reviews through this Book Review Blitz.
Cindy B. (Goodreads): “As the mother of a child that doesn’t like to read, I know it is hard to find a book that interests them. This one did. I had talked him into reading the first book and he was excited to read this one. Not only did he enjoy it, but so did I.“
D. Wohlfeil (Amazon): “The story give us the opportunity to examine choice, face selfishness, and make sacrifices. I especially liked that the parents are strong allies, trustworthy to the cause, and a strength to the boys throughout the storyline.“
2ReadBook: “You will soar through the air, feel the weightlessness, whirl and twirl all the while the author managed to captivate my imagination. Wonderful read indeed!“
Jane Ritz: “This book is very exciting.Children and up would absolutely love this book. I’m ready for book 3!“
Lisavbr (Goodreads): “The Ifs Return is a great read, not only for the target audience (3rd grade through middle school), but also for their parents. It is interesting enough to hold an adult’s attention; I am looking forward to reading Book 3!
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “There is a lot of quick paced action which children enjoy. The characters are great and ones your kids can relate to as well. I recommend that you check out The Ifs books if your kids enjoy a good adventure.“
Cat Michaels, Author: ““The Ifs Return” incorporates important values of integrity and courage as the brothers work together to save the Ifs. Pooker presents an imaginative world of little people and creatively fleshes out the inherent joys and challenges of living small. The author brings to life the particular conventions of such a world.“
Tara L. (Amazon): “The Ifs Return is an amazing sequel to The Ifs... I personally would recommend this read to my 4-6 graders.“
Amy B. (Goodreads): “The whole story from the start is very fascinating and full of action pact adventure for any child. Lots of fun and use of imagination was used for this story and I could actually picture lots of children picture the ongoing battle between the Ifs sibling. A great must read!“
Stitch Says: “I love a good sequel and this is a really great one. The Ifs return takes Broden and Landon on another action paced adventure.“
Bookworm for Kids: “Summed up, this is a fun adventure for kids ages 8+ which will send their fantasy on a wild ride and make the search for a hidden tiny fold adventure of their own.“
Rockin’ Book Reviews: “The Book Cover and Title could not be better! It is as eye-catching and exciting as this new escapade! The characters feel real and the scenes are depicted well.“
Katie Logonauts (Goodreads): “The Ifs Return kicks off the day after the excitement and epic battle of the first book. Brothers Broden and Landon must face the doldrums of normal life and school and waking up early, in sharp contrast to their heroic deeds. But when each boy notices an animal keeping an eye on them at school, they begin to suspect the adventure’s not over.“
Erika M. (Amazon): “I would highly recommend this book for your middle age children if you are looking for something that has more substance to it than your normal read.”
Bound 4 Escape: “I was surprised that the Ifs came back so quickly. It was just the day after their big adventure! The Ifs Return is just as action-filled as the first book was. Poor Landon and Broden were exhausted by the time this adventure was over.“
Heart of a Philanthropist: “ It appealled to the teacher side of me that there is a science lesson at the back of the book discussing the glowing mushrooms.“
BeachBoundBooks: “The Ifs Return is a well contrived, imaginative tale, with wonderful characters that will captivate from beginning to end.“
Elizabeth W. (Amazon): “If you have a young reader, especially a reluctant one, I’d suggest giving him this series to try. It has enough adventure and heart to keep kids wanting more.“
Maude’s Web: “J. D. Pooker has once again given us a fun, action-packed adventure that will keep the young reader turning the pages.“
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “I loved this book and I enjoyed reading again about Broden and Landon adventure. Great fun characters.“
About the Author: J.D. Pooker
J.D. POOKER lives in wonderful Wyoming with her husband and two sons, along with a black lab named Ryder and a sweet kitty named Alia. J.D. likes to spend time with her family and go camping, fishing, and snowmobiling. Her sons, Landon and Broden, were the inspiration for The Ifs and The Ifs Return. The brothers enjoy camping, fishing, and snowmobiling with their parents. They also enjoy wrestling, playing with their Wii, their toy guns and bows and arrows, and their pets. J.D. can’t wait until her boys get older. She is sure they will have many fabulous adventures.