Mrs. Mullendeck's Big Sneeze

Children - Picture Book
30 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Mrs. Mullendeck's Big Sneeze is a children’s picture book written by Suzanne Evans and illustrated by David V. Hansford. The day that Mrs. Mullendeck had her big sneeze was one that no one in her neighborhood was likely to forget anytime soon. It was a big sneeze, a sneeze that led to events that would baffle the imagination, a street-blasting sneeze. Neighbors fell off their rockers and chairs, passersby found themselves head over heels, animals of all sizes and shapes were shaken, stirred, and upended by that mighty sneeze. And just when everyone started to feel that things might be able to return to normal again, something happened.

Mrs. Mullendeck's Big Sneeze is a sheer delight to read. It's a marvelous story of a senior with the ability to produce truly prodigious sneezes. The accompanying illustrations make each page an adventure, one to be savored slowly as the reader studies every part of the page, delighting in the surprises and creatures to be found everywhere one looks. I loved the elephant who seemed oddly at ease in just about every panel, though I did wonder how it managed to get inside the pet store at one point. David V. Hansford’s artwork is marvelous. It catches the humor of the story perfectly and somehow manages to pair classic, old-style artwork with some splendid silliness.

While this book is ideal for storytime, especially when followed by the More Fun with Mrs. Mullendeck discussion questions at the end of the story, I can’t think of a better selection for a new reader to try on their own. The rhyming story is perfectly suited for a new reader, and those eloquent and fun-filled illustrations will make for an unforgettable reading experience for a newbie. Mrs. Mullendeck's Big Sneeze by Suzanne Evans is most highly recommended.