Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Mattimeo, Mossflower, Salamandastron

Here is my review for Mattimeo, Mossflower, and Salamandastron, the Redwall books that I read this year.



Mattimeo 3/5 stars
Mossflower 3/5 stars
Salamandastron 2/5 stars

Comments

Erica said…
Can't read it, too small. Alas.
Rick said…
If you right click on the picture, you can click "Open in a new Tab" and the picture will come up in a way you can see. I don't know what's up with Blogger's new way of doing pictures.
Erica said…
Aha. And now I can say, hilarious. Although not exactly encouraging to read the Redwall series. XD
Rick said…
Yeah, it seemed like he had one good idea with the first book, and then kept using the same template for all his books after that. Just make some new characters to plug into the story, and you've got a new book.
Wayne Brown said…
Haha. I like Salamandaston best, although it seems to have gotten the lowest rating. It seems as though the badgers and hares are much more interresant than the mice. Very clever little diagram hahah. =D