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Title:
Mutton soup : more adventures of Johnny Mutton
Author:
Proimos, James.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004.
Physical Description:
42 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Presents more humorous stories about Johnny Mutton, the young sheep raised as a regular boy.
Language:
English
Contents:
In the dark -- Bottoms up -- For the record -- My dinner with Dinkus -- Old man Stagglemyer -- Where are they now?
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 76928.
ISBN:
9780152167721
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

He's zany! He's endearing! He's one-of-a-kind Johnny Mutton, the lovable sheep who thinks he's a boy.

Now Johnny's back with even more wacky and heartwarming comic adventures. Whether he's playing a game of hide-and-seek with an unexpected surprise, attemping a new world record, or failing "manners" classes, Johnny will tickle your funny bone--and leave you wondering just what he'll think of next.


Author Notes

JAMES PROIMOS is the author and illustrator of Joe's Wish, The Loudness of Sam, and the three books in the Johnny Mutton series. He also designed and co-created Taco Bell's popular animated spokespets Nacho and Dog, and is the co-creator of Generation O! He lives in Maryland.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. Mutton soup, despite its ominous sound, is one ofohnny Mutton's favorite snacks: "100% melted vanilla ice cream with a cherry on top." The kid-friendly sensibility indicated by this "recipe" holds sway throughout Proimos' trio of graphic-novel style stories, all starring a charismatic lamb adopted by a human mother--a jokey premise that serves as a kind of eccentric metaphor for embracing individuality. As in The Many Adventures ofohnny Mutton0 (2001) and ohnny Mutton, He's So Him0 (2003),ohnny demonstrates his irrepressible spirit in five episodes, all graced with Proimos' zippy dialogue and antic, brightly colored art. In one particularly funny tale,ohnny's momma sends him for etiquette training, and he winds up teaching a few lessons of his own. In another, his attempts to set a roller-coaster-riding world record are thwarted by motion sickness. Though the text is not as simple as a traditional easy reader, beginning readers will be so enamored of the comic-book packaging that they probably won't notice. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

In what PW called "the plucky sheep's third comic strip-style outing," Johnny tries to learn some table manners, attempts a world record in sitting and overcomes a personal paranoia. Ages 6-10. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Johnny Mutton returns with five more zany adventures. The stories are upbeat and nonchalantly wise, and the brightly colored comic strips have just the right look for the sheep's escapades. In one story, Johnny learns what a good friend Gloria Crust is for not insisting that they keep riding the roller coaster when he turns green. In another, his mother decides that his table manners are impossible and sends him off to Ms. Bottoms, a "manners expert." He learns how to hold a teacup and to place his napkin in his lap, and she picks up quite a lot from him about having some fun-she and her poodle dine that night with their napkins on their heads. Those who have enjoyed Johnny's other antics will welcome this book.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.