- Posted March 4, 2009 by
Kandy, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What children's book do you love?
My favourite book = Marmaduke at 50
My favourite book is Marmaduke at 50 by Brad Anderson. I got this book from my good friend and ireporter Ryn (Janie Lambert) all the way from the US.
I started reading the Marmaduke Cartoon series in our daily newspapers namely the Daily News which started publishing this strip about 10 years ago, and from that day onwards I started to read about this crazy mad dog, which remided me of my many dogs that I had as pets during the years, namely Rex, Sandy, Rusty, Sugar, Budget, and Toffee all of which I adored and all of whom remided me of this cartoon character Marmaduke, whose crazy antics tickled me pink and gets me in to fits of laughter, I always associate mad Marmaduke with my own doggies and mostly ole Smokey bones and his naughty ways. Marmaduke brings me a sense of relaxation and laughter and I always have his book on my bed so that I can take a peek into his antics when I feel down and low, he always brings a giggle of laughter to me during the night and day. I have a friend too who is nuts over Marm, and drools all over Marms books!!
We do not have Marmaduke books in Sri Lanka and in 2003 I found Mr.Brad Anderson's address and hopefully wrote to him = I did not get a reply till 2004 when the postman suddenly delivered a small package of a Marmadule book duly autographed by the author along with his note of apology saying he had found my letter among his sketches on the desk only now (2004) boy oh boy, I was in the seventh heaven and delighted to receive my first Marmaduke book from the great author himself.
I wish Mr.Brad Anderson all the luck in the future and to keep on writing about dear ole Marm and his latest antics, you have an ardent fan here in Sri Lanka Sir. Good luck to you and dear ole Marm.
This is a bood for children as well as adults I would say,
.... and last but not least a great big WOOF FROM SMOKEY TO MARMADUKE!!