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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Hamilton Troll meets Fiona The Dog by Kathleen J. Shields revolves around Hamilton Troll and his adventures. It was a typical day in the woods and everyone was busy. Hamilton heard Amanda Armadillo wail that her broom was missing and, after a while, he heard Rudy Rat screaming that her hat was missing. The animals started to feel that there was someone stealing things and playing foul. Hamilton wanted to resolve the issue and, as he was standing wondering what to do next, he was suddenly pulled up from the ground. He looked up when he was dropped to the ground and was introduced to Fiona the Dog. He saw all the missing stuff in Fiona’s pile and he objected to her saying those things were hers. Would he be able to convince Fiona that the stuff was not hers?
The story is adorable and children are introduced to a lot of delightful creatures. The illustrations are lively and vivid; they breathe life into the scenes and characters, and give a good pace and movement to the story. It’s a good bedtime storybook for children and can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The book teaches kids new vocabulary in a fun way. Children will fall in love with the charming Fiona and, like the animals in the story, will want her to come back soon.