The Imagination Box by Martyn Ford

indexHow did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Science-Fiction

Synopsis: There is a box. Anything you imagine will appear inside. You have one go, one chance to create anything you want. What would you pick?”

That’s exactly the question ten-year-old Timothy Hart gets to answer after discovering The Imagination Box. The greatest toy on earth.

The top-secret contraption transforms his life but when the box’s inventor, Professor Eisenstone, goes missing, Tim knows he has to investigate.

With the help of a talking finger monkey called Phil, he sets out to find the professor. In order to rescue his friend, he must face his darkest fears and discover the true potential of his own mind.

200words (or less) review: So here’s the thing: I want Phil. I’m not going to beat around the bush and waffle on – I want Phil. That suave talking finger monkey has got to be one of the best things ever. So please can I have my own?

Finger Monkey

The Imagination Box is a great idea. According to the inventor, Professor Eisenstone, there are restrictions – such as you can’t have ‘hot ice’ (you’d get water) but Tim’s imagination conjures up much more than the Professor expected. Including Phil, who we’ve already established is absolutely brilliant and has by far the best lines.

I thought the pacing and story worked, I ended up reading the whole book in one. This is the first in a trilogy but definitely a complete story. Actually I’m rather curious what the second book has in store.

Yes Phil the finger monkey made the book for me but The Imagination Box has a strong premise. I mean if you had that box – what would you wish for?

Recommend it?


Expected publication:
7th May 2015 by Faber & Faber

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