Monday, December 10, 2012

The Man from the land of Fandango by Margaret Mahy –NOT RECOMMENDED

 Mahy, Margaret and Illustrated by Dunbar, Polly The Man from the land of Fandango 32 pgs. Clarion Books, 2012. $15.29.  (Rating: G)
Every 500 years the man from Fandago comes calling to the homes of children. He takes them on an all-night adventure that includes sweets and dancing animals that “tingle and tongle and tangle”.
I didn't get this book. Maybe I have been conducting too many internet safety lessons lately –but this book just screams stranger danger. It wasn't very lyrical and the artwork was so-so. While the animals and the color scheme were really cute –the people were oddly unappealing. Not one for my library.
EL –NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary Librarian & Author.

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