Mahy, Margaret and Illustrated by Dunbar, Polly The Man from the land of Fandango 32 pgs. Clarion Books, 2012. $15.29. (Rating: G)
Every 500 years the man from Fandago comes calling to the homes of children. He takes them on an all-night adventure that includes sweets and dancing animals that “tingle and tongle and tangle”.
I didn't get this book. Maybe I have been conducting too many internet safety lessons lately –but this book just screams stranger danger. It wasn't very lyrical and the artwork was so-so. While the animals and the color scheme were really cute –the people were oddly unappealing. Not one for my library.
EL –NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary Librarian & Author.