162. Taro and the Carnival of Doom by Sango Morimoto

Taro and the Carnival of Doom by Sango Morimoto (Canada) - (US)
The Adventures of Taro, #3

Pages: 95
Ages: 6+
Finished: Jul. 22, 2011
First Published: Jul. 5, 2011, English (2008, Japanese)
Publisher: viz media
Genre: graphic novel, children, humour
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:
Taro was just about to enjoy a tasty snack when the wise Magician suddenly appeared.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

This is the final book in what turned out to be a trilogy.  Unfortunately, I really did not like the second book in this series but "Carnival of Doom" returns to the glory of the first book.  A fun, silly, wonderful story that young children are going to enjoy.  This time Hippity has been kidnapped by King Crossout and Terrie must save him, but first he must find him in the terrible carnival of doom.  Terrie meets a new friend in this volume, Blockade Boy, who takes the place of Hippity while he is missing.  BB is a hilarious, fun new character and once again the whole book is reminiscent of a cartoon show.  Since this is the final book, the storyline of King Crossout is solved and it is best to read this book last even though the three books do not share any common plot points.  Silly, adorable and a very satisfying end to this juvenile trilogy.


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