Title: Madeline’s RescueMadeline's Rescue
Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Pages: 56
Recommended Ages: Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★★★

Remember how in my review of Madeline I mentioned a song – a song that I remembered from my childhood. A song that went something along the lines of “Oh, Genevieve, come back to me…

Well, I finally found the book where it all began. I was about to put it back at Goodwill – after all, ninety-nine cents is far too much to spend on a read aloud – when I found it. The page where all of the little girls are fighting over where Genevieve will sleep for the night and Miss Clavel senses that all is not right…


And thence ensues delightful doses of mayhem and panic. But when the school’s board of trustees objects to Genevieve’s presence in the school and turn her loose, the little girls fear that they will never see Genevieve again!

Oh, Genevieve…”

Conclusion. I like Madeline’s Rescue better than the original Madeline story.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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