From Library Journal
This is prime baby-boom nostalgia that may bring back the question "Who is your favorite Mouseketeer?" Not only does Santoli tell the story of the Mickey Mouse Club from the beginning, but she also traces the careers of Karen, Cubby, Tommy, Lonnie, Jimmie Dodd, and others (with a special chapter on Annette)?adding an update on "where they are now." Santoli deftly blends interviews, quotes, reminiscences, and narrative to provide an informative behind-the-scenes view of the show. There are additional stories on the people, the set, the times?and even the various products and series spinoffs that evolved. This is a wonderful tribute to the club on its 40th anniversary, with a text that is buoyant and enjoyable without being gushy. The photos of people, places, and memorabilia are a treasure. With a foreword by Annette Funicello.?Carol J. Binkowski, Bloomfield, N.J.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
To many a person now of the proverbial certain age, The Mickey Mouse Club
was an electronic baby-sitter of great import. Some have never quite recovered from watching Annette grow up at a dazzling rate in the show's later years. One of the program's serial features put faces and voices to those not-quite-ready-for-the-library series book heroes, the Hardy boys. And who could forget Spin and Marty
still Tim Considine's best vehicle? The gang's all here, along with clubmasters Uncle Walt, Jimmie Dodd, and Roy Williams, and so are the answers to all those trivia questions like "Which day was `Talent Round-Up Day,' anyway?" Santoli has put together a wonderful book about a wonderful, in many ways groundbreaking kids' TV show. It should be rewarding reading for nostalgia seekers as well as pop-culture buffs. Meeska-mooska, Mousketeer, Mouse nostalgia time now is here! Mike Tribby