Dory Fantasmagory

Dory Fantasmagory
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July 07, 2015
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Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match!

As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for.

With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.

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Dory is relatable and like any other six-year old. She has a brother named Luke, a sister named Violet, and an imaginary friend named Mary. All she wants to do is play with her two siblings, but they only see her as a baby. She's younger than them and has way too many questions for them to handle. With a plot to make Dory stop acting like a baby, Violet makes up the story of Mrs. Gobble Gracker, someone who loves to steal young children. But her plan backfires when Dory has even more questions and bothers them over and over again in regards to Mrs. Gobble Gracker. The story takes a turn as Dory tries all kinds of tactics to hide from Mrs. Gobble Gracker and to find a way to stop her.

DORY FANTASMAGORY is a children's chapter book that takes the reader on an adventure into Dory's wild imagination. There are doodle style illustrations throughout the book to break up the text, adding interest for younger readers. I love the handwritten speech bubbles that add to the pace of the story. Luke and Violet are like most older siblings who want nothing to do with their younger one. There's a lot of underlying humor to entertain children and the words are simple enough that they shouldn't stumble.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this for children aged six and up who are starting to get into chapter books. This is also a silly read and is very relatable to children with older siblings. It's full of adventure while using imagination as the car to hedge forward.
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