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 you┬'d rather read about than meet.

Here are twenty-six brats you┬'d never want to babysit: Catastrophic Coco, Gluttonous Griffin, Impolite Irma, and Quarrelsome Quincy, just to name a few. Linda Ashman┬'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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M IS FOR MISCHIEF: An A to Z of Naughty Children

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The illustrator of Jenny Offill's 17 Things I'm Not Allowed To Do Anymore (2007) builds on a clear knack for depicting deceptively fresh-faced children with this extended alliterative gallery of ... Read full review

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User Review  - rfewell - LibraryThing

This one was a great read-aloud for my kiddos. Lots of great vocabulary! My son asked me "what's eavesdropping? Why's that bad?" It was a great way to open up conversation! Read full review


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About the author (2008)

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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