Tuesday, December 20, 2011

An endearing tale of friendship

Family and friends are the focus of the holidays and if you're looking for a children's book that reminds us how important our friends are, then check out JANE & MIZMOW by Matthew S. Armstrong.

Jane's best friend is Mizmow, a monster. Mizmow's best friend is Jane. It can be hard being best friends with a monster, but the two are inseparable and have lots of fun together. That is until one day, they fight over a warm cap fresh from the dryer and it rips. They're not best friends anymore. However, both Jane and Mizmow realize that things just aren't the same, and there's nobody to share things with. So how exactly can you get your best friend back?

The illustrations help tell the story in this endearing tale of friendship and kids will love watching the story play out in both the text and illustrations. Not only is Mizmow the monster absolutely adorable, I can see young readers wanting a stuffed animal of this little guy. The text is simple enough for emerging readers, but the message is powerful enough for readers of all ages. Can't wait to see another picture book by debut author/ illustrator Matthew S. Armstrong as his art is amazing!

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (October 11, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0061177199
ISBN-13: 978-0061177194
Source of review copy: Publisher
Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.

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