Monday, September 23, 2013

The Mud-Slinging Moles (The Flying Beaver Brothers Book #3) by Maxwell Eaton III –NO

Eaton, Maxwell The Mud-Slinging Moles (The Flying Beaver Brothers Book #3) 96 pgs. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013. $6.29.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
The Flying Beaver Brothers, Ace and Bub, find their newest problem is a mud, lots of it, everywhere. Where is it coming from? They take to sea to find out more. They find out that Captain Jo Jo and his crew of moles have some strange ideas about how to fix the problems in their own land –and it involves ruining Beaver Island in the process.
This graphic novel wasn’t one of my favorites. Between the vague artwork and the single color spectrum illustrations, I found I had trouble even seeing what was going on. The orange mud, the orange trees, and the orange ground all blend into one. Not to mention that many of the characters look quite a bit alike. As for content, I didn't enjoy reading this book. I think students might enjoy it, but I found very little merit. The plot was nonsensical most of the time, there was no character development, and the bottom line was that it just wasn't funny.

EL (K-3), EL – NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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