Wow, I guess I am a bit rusty as it has been awhile since I have posted a review, But believe me this book right here will and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, that is if the adult is still a kid at heart, This story is fiction but let me tell you one thing at the rate the world is going today this may be reality in the near future. Steve Ross is very talented and although this book is for kids it has a dark side to it, not to worry it is on the lines of those old tv shows that I watched as reruns when I was a kid, such as Kolchak: The Night Stalker and The Twilight Zone, but with a funny humor to them.
Description: Imagine a future where helmet use gets a little crazy: You need a helmet to drive, shower (slip and fall statistics), walk, breathe. Safety first!
Now there are special helmets for work and school, casual wear, or more formal occasions. You'd look (and feel) almost naked without one.
In "Helmet Required," a cartoon-illustrated Kindle book for kids (or perhaps it's a graphic novel), the young narrator's helmet/visor is a computer screen or TV. The helmet also protects him from biological or chemical dangers in his environment.
Overnight, nature sounds lull his mom to sleep, self-actualizing messages help her with weight loss, and alarms wake her up. And wherever you go, indoors or not, helmet use is a must, as granddad quickly discovers.
Helmet Required - available at amazon.com
- File Size: 3208 KB
- Print Length: 15 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
Steve Ross would make a great director and writer for kid's version of the Twilight Zone, The book is great for children showing them the safety of wearing a helmet with a touch of satire to boot, while also showing how things that are good for you can also be blown way out of proportion. This book is short and written well, but I had to give it a rating of four because of the touch of darkness that could have been left out about shooting the criminals, the drilling the helmet to the skulls of its wearers, and the dreaded punishment of the iron mask, which has its place in this fictional society and brings an element of fun in how it is used as punishment in Helmet Required. I particularly love the scene when the grandfather made a break for it in an attempt to evade the Helmet Patrol.
To sum it up Steve Ross did a great job with this story and I would love to see more work from him and maybe just maybe he will be the next R.L. Stine if he continues with other great short stories such as Helmet Required.
I received a free kindle copy of Helmet Required for an honest review.