Review: Why? Because We Still Like You – Jennifer Armstrong

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 29, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446545953
ISBN-13: 978-0446545952
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I remember this show from the mid to late 1970s. I was probably 8 or 9 years old when it was re-broadcast. However, my young mind didn’t know about such things as syndication. At the first musical notes Who’s the Leader of the Club that’s made for you and me, I was hooked. I’d watch Cubby, Karen, and the rest of the Mousketeers each week. My 8 year old heart was stolen by a little raven haired, dark eyed beauty known as Annette. A few years later, my heart was broken to discover she was a 40 year old woman now. Thank you Skippy Peanut butter, for crushing a young boys romance.

This book takes you behind the scenes of that show. You get to see how it was created. How the casts were chosen, and what happened when they were no longer “chosen”. You get to see their first experiences with puberty. The author also does a nice followup, so you see where some of the more well known, and lesser known mousketeers are now.

If you are a Disney Fan or a fan of this show, then you’d definitely like this book. No strong language, no bad situations. Everything embodied by the show itself. Just good old fahsioned stories about a good old fashioned show.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Valerie at Hachette Book Group for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review.

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One Response to “Review: Why? Because We Still Like You – Jennifer Armstrong”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    I think this book would be very interesting especially those of us we grew up the first shows. Away back then.