Friday, January 30, 2015

Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke

Ruffleclaw is an earth monster and lives under the shed.  However, he does like clean soft clothes to sleep on and enjoys the food from the fridge.  But somehow, sneaking in the house just isn't doing it.  He decides he's going to move in.

Random House Children's Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this for review (thank you).  This review is early because the copy I downloaded will expire soon.  It will be in stores on November 10, 2015.  You might want to pre-order this one.

Ruffleclaw sneaks in the house and goes straight up to Tommy's room.  He's a boy so he's not as scary as an adult.  Tommy is sleeping, so he crawls in next to him.  When he starts snoring and Tommy wakes up, Ruffleclaw gets a rude awakening and finds out nobody in the household is happy about him joining them.

Just because he smells, eats constantly, spits, and drinks shampoo is no reason to be upset.  He thinks they should be charmed.  Tommy decides he likes him, but there's a long way to go before Mom and Dad might.

This is a cute story for young ones and I like how Ms. Funke solved the problems in this story.  It's fantasy and her imagination is out of this world.  I enjoy reading her books and this one was no exception. 

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