Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Mischievians by William Joyce - ESSENTIAL

Joyce, William The Mischievians.  PICTURE BOOK.  Atheneum (Simon), 2013.  $18.  Content: G.  

Where do the extra socks, the missing car keys and the lost homework go?  Dr. Zooper knows – it’s the Mischievians!  From Lintbellians to the Endroller, Michievians are responsible for virtually very annoying thing that happens to you and around you house.  The absolute only change I wish would be that the name of each creature was MUCH LARGER, so that they are easily seen, rather than lurking at the bottom of each illustration.  Other than that, the drawings are charming, the explanations are funny.  It is a great launch at any age for a creative writing assignment, especially since the book itself contains a challenge to discover more Mischievians.  

EL, MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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