Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We love Maynard Moose

There is nothing that aggravates me more than people making grammatical errors and devising their own twisted version of the English language on Facebook.

However, when a lovable moose does it in children's books I am all over it.

We recently checked out a book from the library called Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs:  A Maynard Moose Tale by Willy Claflin.  It is a delightful fractured fairy tale.

N's favorite part is the "eight or nine seven dwarfs" who are named "Clumsy, Snoozy, Cheerful, Fearful, Hyper, Hungry, Grizelda, Ambidextrous, and sometimes Bewildered."  She has added her own dwarfs to the mix as well:  Shy, Sneaky, Angry, Fast, Big, Responsible, and Respectful.

I think my favorite part is when Rapunzel's hair becomes "distremely filthified---all full of sticks and twigs and little nastified wudgies of glop."

We are so enamored of Maynard that we reserved the audiobook, "The Wolf Under the Bed," which we listened to today and have a couple of Claflin's other audiobooks on the way.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

That sounds like a lot of fun Carrie - we'll look for a copy at our library today.

Have you guys read "Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude?" That is a really fun read-aloud, calls for lots of attitude! :-)