Book Review: "Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs" by Willy Claflin. Reviewed by Sean Buvala, Director of Storyteller.net
Come take a playful moose-filled romp through Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale.
Get this book for your collection. With a verbal-wrangling style that only Maynard Moose (and his human storytelling alter ego of Willy Claflin) could create, you and your kids could dive into a fractured-fairytale universe from which you may never escape as you will be overloaded with fits of laughter. The names of the dwarfs are enough to make this book worth every moment you spend with it. You and your kids will find plenty of surprises and unexpected turns when you turn page by page. The illustrations are fun and capture the scenes just as if you are looking into the mind of the moose.
The book comes with an audio CD. The story as told by moose is really something you must hear at least once so that you will truly appreciate the phrase turns and language mashing that Maynard provides.
We get many books for review at Storyteller.net. Unlike other books, anything by Maynard and Willy gets spirited off by my kids as soon as they see it- and the youngest is in junior-high. This is an all-ages book that even you as a parent will be saying, "Letís read that one again."
Sean Buvala is a full-time professional storyteller and the author the parents-as-storyteller book, "DaddyTeller." For more information, visit http://www.daddyteller.com. A complimentary copy of the book was provided from the publisher for our review.
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