M is for mischief: an A to Z of naughty children

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Dutton Children's Books, Jul 3, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Clever cautionary poems, raucously illustrated, about 26 children youÂ'd rather read about than meet.

Here are twenty-six brats youÂ'd never want to babysit: Catastrophic Coco, Gluttonous Griffin, Impolite Irma, and Quarrelsome Quincy, just to name a few. Linda AshmanÂ's perfectly crafted ditties about kids from Angry Abby, who is “apt to argue at any time and any place,” to Zany Zelda, who “zigs and zags through all the rooms,” are paired with hilariously energetic digital collages by Nancy Carpenter. Kids will relish the chaos these naughty tykes create—and also the comeuppance many of them justly receive.

Wickedly witty wordplay and fiendishly fresh artwork make this a standout in the field of alphabet books.

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Interesting illustrations. - Goodreads
I thought it was a crack up and very creative writing. - Goodreads
The rhymes and illustrations are very clever. - Goodreads

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Ashman, L. & Carpenter, N. (2008). M is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children New York: Dutton Children's Books. Self Selection- Picture Book Soak I would recommentd this book for classroom use ... Read full review

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My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week. I liked the idea of this book, and I probably would have liked the book if it wasn't so ding-dang long. This book tries to do too much at once, and it ends up being M is for Mixed-up Mess, and M is for Meh. Read full review


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Linda Ashman is the author of many popular picture books, including Babies on the Go, illustrated by Jane Dyer. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Nancy Carpenter, one of the most versatile and inventive picture book illustrators working today, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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