Ammerman’s engaging and hilarious narrative of intergalactic plumber Cardamon Webb and his two sidekicks on a journey to save the universe is cleverly unpredictable in a way that will have both parents and kids eagerly reading more. An exceptionally strong voice deftly imbues every page with tension and humor. Despite the insanity of the plot, the book succeeds brilliantly on a Douglas Adams scale.
Date Submitted: August 16, 2016
"ESCAPE FROM DORKVILLE is an absurdist delight, full of oddball characters and surreal situations. Ammerman's snarky sense of humor, and a vigorous plot driven by one bizarre event after another, keep the book lively and amusing from beginning to end."
"The familiar trope of heroes on a quest gets an enjoyable makeover with endearing Wilkin and spunky Alice Jane, who, along with their sidekicks, make for a lovable pair. As they narrate the adventure in alternating chapters, their distinctive personalities make for memorable storytelling."