Book 26 - Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam #100daysofbooks (verdict: frantic and fun)

Day 26 and we've read a story I can only describe as frenetic. There's bizarre happenings in this tale, much of which has to do with a Llama, who's there, I think, for the rhyming punchline on the last page. I admire the sheer lunacy of the pace and rhyme of this book - it's great fun to read, and batcrap crazy. Such bonkers levels of energy in text and drawings means I only thought later things like, hey, isn't saying "marmalade jam" redundant? Or worse, a meaningless tautology? Never mind, it doesn't matter. Just go with it. This one I can see being a favourite, and exhausting, choice of pre-bed story. I got tongue-tied trying to keep up, and I loved it.

Master A's verdict: A little long for his attention span at this age (and probably overstimulating!) but picked the cover out of the choices I offered.


  • Title: Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam
  • Author/Illustrator: Juliette MacIver / Sarah Davis
  • Source: Purchased at our local bookstore and in home library
  • Publisher: Scholastic

What's on tomorrow? No idea...