Reviewed by Catherine H. (age 9)
I liked when Dory thought she was making a poisonous stew for an evil made up character named Mrs. Gobble Gracker with her imaginary gnome friend Mr. Nuggy. When Dory thought she was done making her imaginary stew, Mrs. Gobble Gracker came over for dinner! Mr. Nuggy left and Dory brought down the stew. Mrs. Gobble Gracker came and ate the "soup". Clearly this part was very funny! Some of the characters in Dory Fantasmagory that I enjoyed were… Dori, Mr. Nuggy and Mrs. Gobble Gracker. I enjoyed Dory because she is not like a person you would meet every day and because she has a big imagination. I liked Mr. Nuggy because his appearance is very different and he is very nice. Mrs. Gobble Gracker had some funny parts in the book like when she was eating gobble crackers! These are the reasons I like these characters! My favorite part in Dory Fantasmagory is when Dory finds her sister Violet’s ball and Violet goes to play with her brother Luke. Violet threw the ball to Luke and Luke missed it. The ball went into the toilet! After that, Dory goes and gets the ball out of the toilet. After Dory got the ball out of the toilet they all play together! This was my favorite part because Violet and Luke were being very mean to Dory and they finally played with her!
I recommend this book to 2nd and 3rd graders that have a great imagination and for young children no younger than four. This book is better for students with great imaginations and younger children because they will find this book interesting. There are a lot of fun made up creatures in this fun-filled book!