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The mischievians

by Joyce, William, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB JOYCE William
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB JOYCE William
Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Joyc
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  J PIC Joyc
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E JOY
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E JOY
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea JOYCE William
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea JOYCE William
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Joy
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Juv Pict Joy
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK JOYCE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK JOYCE
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Using the model of Joyce's The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2012), which has its own iPad app and animated short, the name of the game for new imprint Moonbot Booksis media interactivity. But it all starts with the book. The premise of Moonbot's debut is simple and kid friendly: how can we explain the things that annoy us? For instance, where do missing socks go? Well, it's certainly not your fault one disappears; blame the Sock Stalker, one of many Mischievians, an ancient race of mischief-makers. The book's setup is brief, as two kids find themselves in Dr. Zooper's laboratory, where they're introduced to an encyclopedia explaining the Mischievians. From there the book becomes a Q&A, as the kids make queries (Where do blisters come from?) and Dr. Zooper responds. Kids may tire of the lengthy question-and-answer sessions, but the illustrations of the various Mischievians, courtesy of Moonbot Studios, are amusing. As with the introduction, the book concludes abruptly. Not the most cohesive story line, but the concept is likely to win fans. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The brainchild of Joyce, and a joint venture between a major publisher and an artists' studio, this should get a ton of press.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Worry not, kids. Missing a sock? Homework vanished into the ether? Just realized you have "a booger dangling out of your nose and you know it's been there maybe all day and everybody has probably seen it?" It isn't your fault. These and other woes are caused by implike creatures known as Mischievians, as two siblings learn courtesy of one Dr. Maximilian Zooper. Joyce (the Guardians of Childhood) structures his story as a guide to the Mischievians, from Mista Blista-a smiley, blister-causing shoe-lurker-to the skateboard riding Itchy and dreaded Earworm. The book's Q&A format is jokey and informal, with kidlike queries ("Why do I sometimes get a thorn thingy stuck in my foot when I walk barefoot in the grass?") and lightheartedly informative responses. Clever touches abound in Joyce's whimsically imagined portraits of the creatures, with their odd tufts of hair, spindly appendages, and assorted suction cups, horns, and accessories. If a tad long to read through start to finish (is a Mischievian also responsible for squirming?), there's great fun to be had discovering the sources of everyday annoyances. Ages 5-8. Agent: Michael Siegel, Michael Siegel & Associates. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Imaginary creatures -- Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary creatures -- Fiction.
Questions and answers -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781442473478 (hbk.)
1442473479 (hbk.)
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