Parents' Guide to

The Marshmallow Incident

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Silly food fight yarn teaches lesson on settling disputes.

Book Judi Barrett Fantasy 2009
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It’s a silly story, and no, the marshmallows don’t make a whole lot of sense; it doesn’t matter, though, because kids will love this food fight fantasy. The moral lesson wrapped up in sticky treats goes down pretty easily.

The text is serviceable, but the real pleasure for children lies in the illustrations. Ron Barrett’s pen-and-ink drawings are chock-full of entertaining details: a sign for the gift shop at the knights’ castle, a couple playing tennis with marshmallows, a knight’s helmet turned into a flowerpot, and much more.

Detailed pen-and-ink drawings offer much to explore and enjoy.

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