Nimpentoad is a high fantasy early chapter book. Nimpentoad’s shorter length (4,100 words) and stunning artwork resonate with kids who prefer a faster, highly-illustrated alternative to the traditional chapter book.
The unlikely hero is bright-eyed Nimpentoad, a furry little creature who’s been victimized by the bigger creatures of the ancient forest one too many times. Nimpentoad convinces his fellow Niblings to make a perilous journey to a castle where they hope to find refuge—if they can just evade and outwit the ravenous goblins, trolls, rhinotaurs, and other perils that stand in their way. With teamwork, perseverance, and Nimpentoad’s leadership, the Niblings overcome these menaces and learn important lessons.
Nimpentoad was co-authored by debut authors Henry Herz and his 11- and 13-year old sons, making the story especially interesting to parents. The book has reached as high as #1 in the Kindle Best Sellers large print science fiction & fantasy category. The artwork was a semi-finalist in a Warner Bros. contest judged by art directors from The Hobbit movie, with the book being featured on The Hobbit movie’s website. Nimpentoad has won strong endorsements from published authors and eighty-three 5-star reviews on Amazon.