Karen Hokanson Miller

A book for 5,6,7 and up!

A book for 5,6,7 and up!

Ever want to know what a six-year-old thinks? Read the Dory books by Abby Hanlon. Dory, aka Rascal, lives in a world of imaginary friends and monsters.
There is Mr. Nuggy, a fairy godmother who communicates by banana, and there is Mary, a cross between a Sendak wild thing and a puppy, (or is it a bear cub?) There are  monsters: a sock monster, closet monster, toilet monster, and more. None of them are the least bit frightening, except for Mrs. Gobble Gracker, who does such a terrible things like eat popcorn with your family when you’re in a “time out.”
The narrative is easy to follow, aided by comic artwork and predictive actions.
For under six year olds, it might help for the adult reader to explain how the cartoon artwork adds to the story. Older kids won’t have any trouble, though.
This is a great pick for kids who love the Ramona Books, Ivy and Bean, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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