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Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
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Jan 20, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-and-young-adult

The narrator of this funny and fast-paced story is six-year-old Dory (appropriately nicknamed Rascal) who has an active imagination and fills her days attempting to get her older siblings to play with her, conspiring with her imaginary monster friends, and trying to figure out ways to vanquish the child-snatching Mrs Gobble Gracker (an imaginary being her older siblings invent to try and scare Dory into being good). This is a cute book and author/illustrator Abby Hanlon successfully gives the reader a glimpse into the mind of a 6-year-old, reminding us of what it was like when fantasy and reality were intertwined and play was an integral part of our lives. With its profuse black and white illustrations, the book at times reads like a graphic novel and in fact many of the charming drawings have integrated dialogue bubbles. The illustrations, by the way, are delightful, filled with expression, action and funny details. This is a fast read and one that I think will delight young children and anyone who wants to relive those special years of childhood when playtime was ruled by imagination.
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January 20, 2015 – Started Reading
January 20, 2015 – Shelved
January 20, 2015 – Shelved as: children-s-and-young-adult
January 20, 2015 –
page 99
January 21, 2015 – Finished Reading
January 22, 2015 –
page 160

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