M Is for Mischief

An A to Z of Naughty Children

By Linda Ashman; Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
(Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525475644, 32pp.)

Publication Date: July 3, 2008

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“This is a very funny book, more poetry and humor than an alphabet book. Ashman writes about 26 delightfully naughty children, from Angry Abby to Zany Zelda, with perfectly paired illustrations by Carpenter. Young readers are sure to laugh as each character gets a well-chosen comeuppance.”
-- Leslie Reiner, Inkwell Bookstore, Falmouth, MA


Description
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.




About the Author
Linda Ashman has written more than two dozen picture books that have earned her numerous honors and starred reviews and have been included on the "Best of the Year" lists of the New York Times; Parenting, Child, and Cookie magazines; and more. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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