Thursday, July 2, 2015

Book Review: The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy - To the Moon and Back by Lauren Micchelli

This is another book by Lauren Micchelli that I found on *Netgalley. Since we enjoyed the other books we read by her I went ahead and decided to add this book to our reading list.

Maddie is a little girl who has a fantastical dream. Her and her stuffed dog Murphy go on an adventure to the moon. There they meet an alien who shows them the control center to the whole galaxy. Maddie and Murphy continue their adventure in space before Maddie wakes up.

This was different from the other books I have read from this author before. To start with there was no rhyming and this definitely had more meat to it. Because it definitely has more words to it than her other books I think it is more suited to children ages 4 and up. I liked this one better than the other ones I had read of hers. I love the cute dream world Maddie creates.

The illustrations are great. The best is Murphy. He is so cute and retains the look of a stuffed animal even when he comes to life.

My son loved this book and it sparked his imagination. Later last night after I had read it to him he was playing in his room. I happened to overhear him and he was pretending he was in outer-space. He had pulled out his astronaut toys we got him from a visit to the museum a few years ago. It made me smile and I knew it was because of reading this book that he had dragged out those toys.

5 out of 5 stars!

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

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