Muffin and Milly's Big Fat Tales

Volume 3

Children - Animals
44 Pages
Reviewed on 02/09/2016
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Author Biography

A domestic violence survivor, Rosie Malezer was born in 1971 in Queensland, Australia. She is a profoundly Deaf, legally blind Australian Aboriginal author, writer and blogger (thanks to her incredibly fast touch typing skills) and a proud member of the Gubbi Gubbi tribe. Gubbi Gubbi Country is situated on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Rosie's father - a retired military police officer of the Royal Australian Navy - trained her in the usage and safety of various guns at a very young age. Although she enjoys target shooting, Rosie is strictly against the idea of hunting for fun; her belief being that unless you need to hunt an animal for food and clothing in order to survive, animals should be treated with respect and left to live in peace.

Rosie now dedicates all of her spare time promoting awareness of issues relating to domestic violence, the vilification of her own people in her home country, as well as standing up for Deaf rights. When not writing, she spends her time doing everything she can to remove the communication barriers between the Deaf and Hearing people of the world.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Muffin and Milly's Big Fat Tales: Volume 3 by Rosie Malezer is the third book in the series of adventures of Muffin and Milly. In this story, Muffin and Milly climb onto Tarja's bed after she goes to the store. They close their eyes and dream-link their way to the outside world. They are playing in a beautiful meadow when Janne the fox comes. Janne tells them about the strange happenings in the forest and they go there to see a lot of machines knocking down all the trees. Muffin and Milly are worried, thinking about their forest friends and wondering whether they would all end up homeless. They decide to alert all the animals worldwide through their Cathood Blog and they receive a message. What can the message be and does it help?

This story, like the other two stories, is adorable and delightful. The concept is good and relevant and teaches children to protect their environment by saving trees. Along with Muffin, Milly, and Angel, all the other characters in the story are charming and lovable and the readers can connect well with them. It's a good bedtime storybook and can also be used for read aloud sessions in school libraries and classrooms. I recommend books with a good concept or a message for children as they understand the concept or the idea better when it is expressed through a story. The illustrations in the book are appealing and they give a personality to the characters.