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Jane & Mizmow
by Matthew S. Armstrong

Overview -

Jane loves toread books.

Mizmow loves to eat them.

Mizmow loves to climb trees.

Jane would rather keep her feet on the ground.

It's not always easy being friends with a monster. But Jane's best friend is Mizmow, and Mizmow's best friend is Jane.  Read more...


 
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More About Jane & Mizmow by Matthew S. Armstrong
 
 
 
Overview

Jane loves toread books.

Mizmow loves to eat them.

Mizmow loves to climb trees.

Jane would rather keep her feet on the ground.

It's not always easy being friends with a monster. But Jane's best friend is Mizmow, and Mizmow's best friend is Jane.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061177194
  • ISBN-10: 0061177199
  • Publisher: Harper Torch
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Monsters

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

In his first solo outing, illustrator Armstrong (Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato) offers a charmingly illustrated story, full of physical comedy, about a girl’s bumpy friendship with a monster. Jane is waifish and shaggy-haired, while Mizmow is a pudgy, furry owl-like creature with rabbit ears. When they first meet, after Jane shakes Mizmow out of a woolen cap, she loves him immediately (a cartoon heart appears above her delighted face), though Mizmow unexpectedly licks her, gobbles her up, then spits her out. After this opening interlude, which unfolds in wordless panels like a cartoon storyboard, Armstrong introduces some perfunctory and generally unnecessary text to describe the duo’s episodic misadventures, which culminate in a big fight (“Mizmow is mad. Jane is more mad”). Mizmow is mischievous—much of the book’s humor revolves around his heft and large appetite for red autumn leaves and books—with Jane playing straight man (and getting catapulted through the air on more than one occasion). It’s a humorous account of an unlikely friendship, but the bland prose saps some of its magic. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)

 
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