Babes in Toyland

Toby Bluth, Author, Toby Bluth, Illustrator Ideals Publications $5.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8249-8149-5
In another edition of the Victor Herbert/Glen Macdonough operetta, Bluth presents a slightly different adapatation than Howe's (reviewed above); he concentrates on the lost children in the forest and their encounter with the fairies, and the giant toy soldiers' ultimate rescue of Toyland. But it's a saccharine telling, with none of the verve and heroism of the operetta. The magic of the fairies in this one can't rescue it from blandness. The pictures are full of cartoon-like characters with big weepy eyesa cloying presentation. (All ages
Reviewed on: 08/05/1986
Release date: 08/01/1986
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