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Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

Dory Fantasmagory (edition 2014)

by Abby Hanlon

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Title:Dory Fantasmagory
Authors:Abby Hanlon
Info:New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:JFIC, read november 2014

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Dory is the baby of the family and of course not welcome to play with her older sister and brother. But no matter, she has a wildly funny imagination that keeps her happily occupied in her own little world. Dory pretends to be a dog, plots to get rid of the evil Mrs. Gobble Gracker, consults with her fairy godmother Nuggy, and her imaginary friend is a monster named Mary who gets into everything. A fun read-aloud for young children and a funny read for newly fluent readers. ( )
  Salsabrarian | May 29, 2018 |
Dory is the youngest child in her family. Dory falls into the stereotype of being the baby of the family, so everyone calls her Rascal because of the naughty things she gets away with. Dory has a great imagination that her older siblings don't appreciate but that would be hilarious and intriguing to young readers. This book can be used in the classroom to teach students about imagination and how to be yourself despite hearing people telling you to change. ( )
  marissathrower | Apr 24, 2018 |
This story celebrates kids with wild imaginations! Even though Rascal exasperates adults and her siblings with her antics , she will definitely remind you of what it was like to be a kid and there was no limit to what you could imagine. ( )
  asomers | Oct 25, 2016 |
This book is relatable for children because Dory has a great imagination. Throughout the book, she is fighting off the imaginary monster Mrs. Gobble Gacker. It shows children that imaginary friends and monsters are normal. For example, at the doctor Gory acts as a little puppy. The doctor goes on with the checkup acting as if everything is normal, because pretend play is normal and healthy. As the youngest sibling, this book is relatable to me because I always annoyed my older sister. It can also help children feel less alone as the youngest sibling and show them that most little siblings are left out. ( )
  emilymcnally | Oct 17, 2016 |
Dory wants attention and for her siblings to play with her. She is too young and has way to much energy for them. So she has many adventures on her own with her imagination. this is a great book. Genre, contemporary realistic fiction, as I think many kids her age will be able to identify with her. Media, color pencils. ( )
  robe0605 | Apr 12, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803740883, Hardcover)

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match!

As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for.

With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:37 -0400)

Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

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