The Mischievians – William Joyce

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  • Age Range: 5 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
  • Lexile Measure: 760L
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442473479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442473478

 

EXCERPT from Simon & Schuster:

Where’s my homework? Who took my other sock? What’s that in my belly button? The creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling and Academy Award–winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore have found the answers to these and other life mysteries…and no, it’s not your fault! Strange smells. Disappearing remotes. That itch you just can’t reach. It’s not your fault! It’s the Mischievians, an ancient race of global mischief-makers who do all the things that embarrass you. All the things that bug you. All the things that YOU get blamed for!

There is no cause for alarm (sorta). Come meet the Homework Eater, the fiend who steals your homework! See the Endroller, the villain who uses up ALL the toilet paper! Discover the Yawn Mower, the creature who makes you yawn at the worst possible time! And many, many more. Read on, and be free.

Rationale for Inclusion: So much of life and learning can be isolated to little moments of sharing smiles and laughter between children and adults. This picture book celebrates all of the little excuses we can make up in our imaginations to explain the strange things that happen around us–it’s not me, it’s a mischievian, causing mischief! The wonderful, in-depth ink and acrylic art shows some graphic and hilarious images of zany, silly, gross little creatures disappearing socks, eating homework, and being little trouble makers. What this book does best is provide an explosion of vocabulary for little ones, using words they wouldn’t ordinarily find in other children’s books, providing them with many early literacy opportunities.

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