Wednesday, September 11, 2013
CAN'T GO WRONG WITH TALKING ANIMALS
An odd cast of characters takes the stage in this book, including a Black Bear named Walden (he's very philosophical), a gruff and tough Badger named Banderdock, and a mean, scrappy cat called McTavish the Monster. These are the animals that expert boy scout Max "the wolf" encounters when he awakens from a strange sleep and cannot remember anything that happened. Max and his friends quickly become THE HUNTED as they simultaneously run for their lives while trying to figure out who Max is and how he got to this strange world. Max's adventures are woven with other side stories that all tie together in a nice pretty bow, but take some quirky turns getting there. DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER by Bill Willingham is an exciting book for grades 5 and up.