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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.

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"Big Mean Mike, a dog whose spiked collar and leather jacket signal that he's a serious tough guy, is mystified when wee, innocent, fuzzy bunnies start appearing in his big, mean car. He's forced to appear in public with them and must endure the scorn of his friends: 'Didn't figure you for the cute and cuddly type,' one jeers. But Big Mean Mike rises to the occasion without losing any of his meanness: 'I can hang out with whoever I want! I like these bunnies.... And they're adorable! Any of you got a problem with that?' Magoon's (Chopsticks) blocky Mike and his souped-up ride are appropriately dynamic: Mike's toothy snarl is often front and center, and his muscle car has orange flames and an exhaust system that belches smoke. Knudsen (Argus) 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. Ages 4 – 8. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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

Synopsis:

A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if youre 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 thats just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike cant 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.

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 Andréa 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763649906
Author:
Michelle Knudsen and Scott Magoon
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Magoon, Scott
Author:
Knudsen, Michelle
Author:
Magoon, Scott
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120814
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.11 x 10.68 x 0.38 in 1.125 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Big Mean Mike, a dog whose spiked collar and leather jacket signal that he's a serious tough guy, is mystified when wee, innocent, fuzzy bunnies start appearing in his big, mean car. He's forced to appear in public with them and must endure the scorn of his friends: 'Didn't figure you for the cute and cuddly type,' one jeers. But Big Mean Mike rises to the occasion without losing any of his meanness: 'I can hang out with whoever I want! I like these bunnies.... And they're adorable! Any of you got a problem with that?' Magoon's (Chopsticks) blocky Mike and his souped-up ride are appropriately dynamic: Mike's toothy snarl is often front and center, and his muscle car has orange flames and an exhaust system that belches smoke. Knudsen (Argus) 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. Ages 4 – 8. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Even the toughest readers will crumble under the appeal of these bunnies."
"Synopsis" by , A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if youre 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 thats just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike cant 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.

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