Friday, September 20, 2013

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield
The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

John Bemelmans Marciano, (Illustrator) Sophie Blackall

ISBN: 978-0-670-01406-4

October 2013

*I received this ARC copy from Goodreads first reads*

5 Stars

Alexander Baddenfield is not a good little boy. In fact he is a very mean little boy who has inherited his bad attitude from the long line of Baddenfields’ before him. Being so bad has earned them all very short lives and Alexander is the very last Baddenfield left. So he comes up with a plan to have lives to spare and end the Baddenfield curse.

This is a very quick and fun read. I will say up front that obviously this book talks about death and parents should be aware of that.  Although the topic of death is a tough and touchy subject the author does so in a way that isn’t traumatic. Alexander ends up going on a few adventures and has some learning experiences.  There are a lot of moral lessons intertwined as well and they aren’t only for children.  I am sure a lot of us could learn a thing or two from Alexander Baddenfield lives.

I do recommend this book to everyone and think parents will have fun sharing it with their children.


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