In any event, the rhythm of the story is off, and it does not read smoothly.
Perhaps I'm spoiled by Dr. Seuss, or even by the first Madeline book; but I prefer good poetry to bad, and imho this is just bad.
I'm surprised this book isn't better known, given the popularity of the original Madeline book.
Another wonderful story by Ludwig Bemelmans about a spunky Madeline! If you love a little girl like Madeline she will love this book!Published 13 days ago by Moonglow's Nana
My grandson loved his Madeline books which he received for his birthday. He has them read time and time again and can quote sections of them. Read morePublished 18 days ago by C. Dyer
Wish I would have read these reviews first. My two year old daughter and I love reading Madeline books together, but this one is horrible!Published 3 months ago by parentsof5
I paid a lot (particularly shipping) for such a small book and I purchased it to read to my grandchildren. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Judith Sudeck
My 2 year old has loved all the books in the Madeline series. She loves the artwork, rhymes, and simple story lines that connect to and share elements in common with other books in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lorren Hotaling
My one complaint with this book is that the edition I received from Amazon did not have a dust jacket. The finish of the book was glossy and looked like it belonged in a library. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Darcy Smith
I intended to purchase each of the original versions of the Bemelmans Madeline books in hardcover. This is a paperback. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jaems
We love Madeline, but this story had some surprisingly odd elements. Pepito builds a guillotine to slaughter chickens which he gleefully eats on the following page. Read morePublished 19 months ago by SC Lady