“Tibby, if you don’t put those guys and their boat back into the water this instant, you’re not getting any pizza tonight!”
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How else could you possibly gain the ultimate influence necessary to control your thirty-inch tall, omnipotent celestial sidekick? Better have a can of Coke(R) to go with that pizza, too.
Here you go world, ready or not! Tibby, a cat-like extraterrestrial from the Spirograph Nebula in the constellation Lepus, has arrived to protect and perfect the twenty-first century flaws of flora and fauna within Florida’s Everglades.
Tibby is approximately five earth years old, but contrary to that, in certain respect, rates beyond being a super genius. He also has untold and unparalleled powers that he is not always cautious about using.
By happenstance, or so it seems, Tibby meets Everett L. Tobias – “Toby” for short – by intervening in a life-threatening incident in his professional life. At that time, he introduces his psychokinetic talents in a mind-boggling manner, then later interacts in the personal life and preservation efforts of Toby – a bachelor, biologist, and wildlife conservationist who was born and raised in the Florida swamps with unique beginnings of his own.
Paradoxically, Tibby surrenders to his unguarded emotions, which win out for not yet being fully matured before his birthing and acceptance of any heritable and primary assignment on earth. As a result, he holds fast to an orphaned, precocious childlike character whose interests ironically end up more in catering and assisting to the personal life and needs of Toby than in the support in his work. Subsequently, Tibby is adopted and avails himself to serve as liaison to Toby and aids in supporting the ongoing conservation efforts of the Sea Manatee, as well as other forms of wildlife.
Tibby’s superpowers, his candor, his intelligence, his ignorance of human nature, and his innocence, is a composite of his puerile character. The cohesion that melds them all together is his need for parental guidance, discipline, and love.
Interwoven among the book’s imaginative parody of events and “what’s gonna happen next” curiosities are specific animal, biological, and ecological facts that lend authenticity and realism to the story. Readers will soon find they are not only being highly entertained but educated about life in the Everglades, and before long, they will realize they have some of the same concerns that are troubling Toby and Tibby as they move from one unique “nature adventure” to another.
Tibby is a wild and awesome example of what can happen when a supernatural power takes control of life in a way never before imagined – and always in a benevolent manner. Readers young and old alike with an interest in fantasy fiction will find this book – the first in a series of “Adventures of Tibby” books – to be a fast-moving, adventurous, and delightful read.