Wednesday, June 29, 2016

FABULOUS FINISH: The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones

The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
by Will Mabbitt
Viking, 2015. Book on CD. 3 discs.
Do you need a recorded book to listen to on a road trip this summer?  This is a great choice.  Mabel Jones unwittingly does "the deed" that makes her eligible to be kidnapped by a crew of talking animal pirates.  The captain, an evil wolf, convinces Mabel that she must help him find the pieces of a broken X to earn the right to return to her home.  Mabel's resourcefulness wins her the respect of her fellow pirates, but can the captain be trusted to follow through with his promise? Mabbitt's plucky main character and tongue-in-cheek humor are perfectly realized by Toby Jones' masterful narration. Children and adults will be chuckling all through this one. Parents should be aware that there is a little potty humor.  The print version includes illustrations that add to the fun.

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