Book Review: Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs by Willy Claflin

Title: Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale
Author: by Willy Claflin
Illustrator: James Stimson
Publisher: August House Publishers
Released: April 16, 2011

Book Summary:

From the award winning creative team who brought you The Uglified Ducky, a Texas Bluebonnet Master Reading List Finalist, comes the latest fractured fairy tale from Maynard Moose. You may think you know the story of Rapunzel, or the Seven Dwarfs, but think again. In the capable hands of his narrator Maynard Moose, storytellerWilly Claflin takes us on a wacky journey where family becomes fambly and extremely becomes distremely. (English teachers take heart; a Moose-English glossary is included.)

This book was funny. My six year old daughter loved it and I think it will likely be a hit with my 10 year old son as well. It’s a fractured fairy tale complete with a bald Rapunzel, 9 dwarfs and a 512 lb. prince. It’s pointless, told with poorly written grammar & made up words and has no moral to the story. It’s just humourous, silly story.

If I had to actually read this book I wouldn’t have loved it nearly as much as I did. Thankfully it comes with a Audio CD where the author reads it to us in his moose voice making it a very entertaining read.

4 Stars – Great Book

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