"Mom look! It's a Temple Run book!" - (there's actually several of them)
For those of you who might be unaware, Temple Run is a video game that basically involves a character running down paths, roads, cliffs, more roads, more paths and whatnot, trying to evade whatever is in pursuit. The original game features a mad gorilla (or something), which chases your character. I really don't know much more about the game, except that my child has been obsessed with it for the past two years and plays it on my phone all the time. I'm a very involved parent. Right now she's way into the Temple Run - Oz version.
*update - my daughter read this post and said "they're not mad gorillas! they're demon monkeys - black bulky monkeys with monkey skulls for a head." OH I SEE.
I asked her what was so great about it and she gave me a very Andrew-esque answer: "I don't know. It's fun."
the Temple Run book is one of those 'choose your own adventure' books, where you can read varying endings to your story if you choose certain twists and turns within the story path. I used to love those kinds of books! (Amazon lists these stories as being best for kids 8-12.)
'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (which Julia is begging to see, and I'm like, um......maybe when you're 10??). There's a character named 'Montana Smith', which I think is hilarious. Get it? Indiana Jones? Montana Smith?? OH YEAH.
But my personal fave is the character named Guy Dangerous. I laugh every time I hear his name. There's also a dude named Zack Wonder, who always wears a football uniform.
So......happy spring?? Julia is way into this whole explorer, ancient Egypt mythology vibe right now. Am I missing a movie or show or book that would fit into this theme, other than 'Raiders'? I know I have a book pinned somewhere about some kids who go back in time to Egyptian days. I'll try and find it and put it on this week's Friday Cool Stuff list.
In the meantime, watch out for GUY DANGEROUS.