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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Barbie and the Diamond Castle - Mary Man-Kong

Barbie and the Diamond Castle
Mary Man-Kong
Barbie
Golden Books an imprint of
Random House
ISBN 9780375875052

I find that the Barbie books are either very good or very bad. Unfortunately this was one that disappointed, and this time both my daughter and I found it lacking and usually she is much more forgiving than I. First, Slider the dragon- like creature is much more viscious and mean looking in the books than in the movie. Lydia is much harsher and even darker. And to be honest trying to do a full length movie in 24 pages is ludicrous. The story is somewhat fragmented and a little disjointed. My daughter and I were both left wanting with this book.

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