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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 760L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442473479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442473478
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

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. Grades 2-4. --Ann Kelley

About the Author

William Joyce does a lot of stuff—films, apps, Olympic curling—but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys; The Man in the Moon; Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King; A Bean, A Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack; and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.

More About the Author

A true luminary and creative spirit, William Joyce has put his personal stamp on children's media in every direction. His picture books include George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob and Santa Calls; he's won three Emmy awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series; developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug's Life; and his films include Robots and Meet the Robinsons. He's currently co-directing The Guardians for DREAMWORKS, and is producing The Leaf Men, based on his picturebook. He lives in Shreveport, LA, and is the founder of Moonbot Studios.

Customer Reviews

Illustrations and text are great!
donna maule
I love William Joyce books and this was no exception.
EdaMommy Bean
My 7 year old daughter is loving reading this book.
Jenny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PaleoCeliacMom on October 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We are big William Joyce fans in this house and I was excited to have my pre-ordered copy of "The Mischievians" arrive today. As soon as my six year old arrived home from school we got a snack and snuggled in to explore the newest Joyce offering. First, let me tell you that the illustrations are amazing- everything we have come to love by this talented illustrator (detail, vibrant color, and intricacies on every page). We really enjoyed pouring over the art before we even started to read the story. Once we dove into the text of the book we continued though to the very end in one sitting; we were both laughing and excited to get to the next page to uncover more! The book itself is largely presented in a Question and Answer format to help better aquatint you with the strange and funny world of the, "Mischievians". Along the way you learn the true culprits behind every day annoyances like: the missing sock, the itch you can't scratch, the source of funny sounds your body makes (like yawns) and so many more.

I am very pleased with this book and see it quickly working it's way into heavy rotation at our house. Pick up a copy, you won't be disappointed :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EdaMommy Bean on December 4, 2013
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I love William Joyce books and this was no exception. I was a little thrown by the style at first, but it didn't take long to settle into it. My son and I started reading it before bed one night, thinking we would just read a bit because it was late, and we would finish it the next night. Nope - neither of us could put it down. The Mischievians are hilarious, creative, and completely relatable. With almost ever creature, we had to stop reading so Little Dude could tell me about a time that this Mischievian must have created a situation in his life. It was really cool to hear him recalling stories from his own life and embracing the fantasy from this book.

I thought my son would get a kick out of "The Dangler" since he's a bit gross, and my kid usually likes gross things. But his absolute favorite is the LintBellian. Hands Down. He might be my favorite, too, but it's hard to choose. The other great thing about this book is that my son really doesn't love to read. He can read, but he would rather I just read to him. But with this book, he picks it up and reads it on his own at least weekly. Very few books have been able to capture his attention in that way, which means I love it even more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenny on October 30, 2013
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My 7 year old daughter is loving reading this book. She immediately asked to read it after she opened it and she has been reading it every night since.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By donna maule on December 7, 2013
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I read this to a class of 4 th graders and they loved every page! Illustrations and text are great! And we could all identify with all the Mischievians!!! Hilarious!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JAYNE KAMEN on December 3, 2013
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GREAT BOOK WITH WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATIONS. IT'S SO REWARDING TO SEE A KID LAUGH AND RESPOND TO THE STORY. THIS WAS A GOOD ONE
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Pattycake on December 2, 2013
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My Grandson really enjoyed it! He can name all the Mischievians and wanted to read it again the next day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Naomi Willey on December 1, 2013
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All of my grandchildren loved it! Their parents enjoyed reading to them! Very clever! Great book for all ages! Perfect!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronna Shipman on November 22, 2013
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MY 7 YEAR OLD GRANDSON STRUGGLES WITH READING. HE LOVED THIS BOOK, AND NOW READS EVERY WORD IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT SOME OF THE WORDS ARE, SHALL WE SAY, UNIQUE? A CHARMING BOOK FILLED WITH HUMOR FOR KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS.
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