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Big Mean Mike (edition 2012)

by Michelle Knudsen, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)

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Title:Big Mean Mike
Authors:Michelle Knudsen
Other authors:Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Read November 2012

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The pairing of Big Mean Mike and the bunnies made me smile. Kids will love the pattern as a new bunny is added to the gang each day. Good message that even meanies can have a soft side, and that you can have friends who are different from you. ( )
  MontLancLibrary | May 8, 2013 |
A funny story about not worrying about what others think.
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 — and this time brings a friend — 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. . . . ( )
  michelleleister | Apr 15, 2013 |
A story about being confident and self-assured enough to make friends where you find them - even if they're different than you are. Big Mean Mike is the top, tough dog in the neighborhood. Everything about him just screams mean. Until the bunnies start showing up. Even though the bunnies like to do the same things Mike does, Mike knows he can't be seen with such fuzzy, cute creatures. Or can he?

I love that Mike doesn't change who he is at all to become friends with the bunnies. He's still mean. He still likes monster trucks. He just also likes these four cute, fuzzy bunnies who also like monster trucks.

Scott Magoon's digital illustrations are just tons of fun. There's all the doggy details to pick out. The layouts are nicely varied and add to the suspense as Mike is being haunted by the bunnies. Watch the eyebrows throughout, because they're very expressive - especially on the bunnies. The fuzzy effect on the bunnies provides a great contrast to make them stand out from their surroundings all the more. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
Big Mean Mike is the meanest, toughest dog around! But suddenly cute little bunnies start showing up and hanging around despite his best efforts to get them to SCRAM! How will Big Mean Mike keep his Big Mean Image intact? ( )
  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763649902, Hardcover)

A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — 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 — and this time brings a friend — 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:05:42 -0400)

Mike is proud to be the biggest, toughest dog in the neighborhood, so when tiny, fuzzy bunnies start showing up in his big, mean car he sees them only as a threat to his reputation, no matter how adorable they are.

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