Friday, August 21, 2015
Review: Mad about Madeline: The Complete Tales by Ludwin Bemelmans
Review: I know Madeline is a classic childhood story, and that years of children have enjoyed these books. But, I don't like them. They seem trite and odd and nonsensical - but not in a whimsical childlike way but in a author-on-drugs sort of way. Even the bright and colorful illustration didn't help! The first book was not too bad, but they went downhill fast. Boring, weird, and strange - not my cup of tea. I'm sure others will continue to enjoy these stories, but as for me - I don't think I'll introduce them to my future kids less I be forced into reading them repeatedly.
Bookmarks: 5 of 10
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book (Madeline) / Caldecott Medal (Madeline's Rescue)
Date Finished: 8-11-2015