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from FictionZeal.com re: Ahoy Gum Drop! by M.M. (Miss Mae)
on July 3, 2014
Money may not grow on trees, but candy grows on Gum Drop Island. One of the first plants the reader sees is baby candy canes. Wonder what time of year Santa has to place his order. But Santa and all of us who love candy may be in danger of ‘candy withdrawal’. Gum Drop Island has run into a bit of trouble.
This author’s creativity abounds with the various play on words and highly imaginative whimsical characters. As I read, my mind envisioned the characters and their situations in cartoon-like settings. In the same way that Walt Disney characters would be shown to interact with their creator, the characters in Ahoy Gum Drop! addressed the reader often and referred to prior and upcoming chapters. However, I have a hard time figuring out the market or target group for this story. In a story for children, the protagonists are themselves children. This story begins with three children, but most of the adventure is of adults and ‘other’ characters. As for adults, I cannot imagine that most would seek out a story of this nature. I rated it as 2.5 out of 5.