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My Perfect Pet (Molly Mischief) Hardcover – Illustrated, February 12, 2019
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About the Author
- Grade Level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1524788023
- ISBN-13 : 978-1524788025
- Product Dimensions : 9 x 0.42 x 11.38 inches
- Publisher : Grosset & Dunlap; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2019)
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,601,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Molly, as you can imagine by her name, is a little bit naughty. She basically does what she wants to without really considering those around her. A troublesome child can make for a wonderful book, just see ‘Edie’ by Sophy Henn, but whilst Edie’s heart is in the right place, I am not sure that Molly’s is. Molly lacks a little charm and this may seem strange as the Mr Men book are charm personified. However, ‘Molly’ is more from the school of later books – as in, what just happened? Molly visits the zoo and is determined to bring back a new pet, each one is unsuitable and chases a little chaos. This idea is not a new one, but there is certainly some fun to be had watching a girl cut a hole in the roof of the house so that a giraffe can fit. The antics just all seems a little haphazard, without any sense of narrative.
The story itself is so-so, but that is not always the be all and end all for children’s books; some great illustrations can lift a mediocre story. However, even here ‘Molly’ is a little disappointing. Hargreaves had tried to keep a little of the Mr Men look and the book has that vintage appeal, but it also looks a little off. Humans have never come across as well in this style and as the main characters are human in ‘Molly’, they look a little peculiar.
There is enough in this book to still make it readable for kids. The wording is simple to follow and the story about animals will appeal. It’s just that it is all a little average. Take away any connection to Mr Men and I am not sure that the book would stand out in its own right and it must do, if the series is going to be a success. Future outings with Molly could be rectified with a stronger story and a little more development in the drawings so that they a unique to this series.
Well my 3 yer old granddaughter is the youngest of five and she loved the story . It’s the pictures we both loved the most.
The elephant’s face is adorable, his/her expressions while being taken out or playing in the house were very sweet and cute.
Molly Mischief is going to be one of life’s lovable but dodgy characters.
She is not a role model, but some kids know this instinctively.
Any child who goes to preschool or nursery already knows that not all kids play “nice”
I did not like the page where Molly says the monkey is as ugly as her little brother.
I don’t like that for the monkey’s sake or for the brother. I had a little brother and I would never have said that even though he was a total pain!
But maybe the point is to point out that Molly’s behaviour is just not on. Maybe the author has unresolved issue’s around a favoured younger brother?
This book is written by the son of the the Mr Men series and I think it has a lot of humour in it. I don’t see a problem with Molly because that is what life is like. There are people who may end up being bullies and perhaps it is ok to point this out?
After all by three years old most kids have had enough contact with other children to know that some kids are a pain and have to be handled somehow.
Molly is not punished but each time she comes back form the zoo with an unsuitable pet she is made to return it and in the end Molly comes to appreciate the pet she already has. A small mouse.
I have tried to think of books I read at that age but it was too long ago.
The story and the illustrations are very funny and no animal is treated with cruelty. I definitely recommend this for children.