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Big Mean Mike (Hardcover)

    By Michelle Knudsen, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
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    Staff Reviews


    Mike is the biggest, meanest dog in town -- he goes to the gym, he drives a loud car, he has a spiky collar and pointy claws. Everyone knows that he is Big Mean Mike! Except, apparently, for some very cute fuzzy bunnies, who keep showing up in his car. How can Mike be big and mean AND be friends with bunnies?! Be prepared to growl, yell, and then go "Awwwwwwwwww!" when reading this one! (Jenn)

    — From Jenn

    Mike is the biggest, meanest dog in town -- he goes to the gym, he drives a loud car, he has a spiky collar and pointy claws. Everyone knows that he is Big Mean Mike! Except, apparently, for some very cute fuzzy bunnies, who keep showing up in his car. How can Mike be big and mean AND be friends with bunnies?! Be prepared to growl, yell, and then go "Awwwwwwwwww!" when reading this one! (Jenn)

    — From Jenn

    Description


    A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think i1/2 even if you're big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute.

    Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood. He has a big, mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean, and that's just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike can't believe it Before anyone can see, he puts the bunny down on the sidewalk and drives away. When the tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up again i1/2 and this time brings a friend i1/2 Mike tells them both to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies But gosh, those bunnies sure are cute. . . . From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Scott Magoon comes a comical lesson about how keeping up your image is not nearly as fun as being your own quirky self.

    About the Author


    Michelle Knudsen is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; Argus, illustrated by Andri1/2a Wesson; and the fantasy novels The Dragon of Trelian and The Princess of Trelian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Scott Magoon has illustrated several books for children, including If Waffles Were Like Boys by Charise Mericle Harper and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars by Kara LaReau. Scott Magoon lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

    Praise For…


    It’s rare to find a book that will appeal to both the lovers of monster trucks and the kids who go into raptures at the sight of a fuzzy little critter; this is that book.
    —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

    Knudsen offers an uncompromisingly macho version of the defend-your-friends theme, and its cultural references (combat boots, gym membership) and the inherent humor in seeing the bunnies charm their way into Mike’s heart will keep readers attentive—and laughing.
    —Publishers Weekly

    Even the toughest readers will crumble under the appeal of these bunnies.
    —Kirkus Reviews

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780763649906
    ISBN-10: 0763649902
    Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
    Publication Date: August 14th, 2012
    Pages: 40
    Language: English