My Rating: 5 Stars
My Review Summary: Hugs and Humor – An Unbeatable Pairing
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Comics and Graphic
Copy received from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley
I’ll admit it. I read the Sunday Comics. It’s the first section I go to when the Sunday paper hits our table, and one of the first funnies I read is always Mutts. There’s just something simple and sweet and honest about these characters. Some of my favorites: Mooch (the cat) rhapsodizing over his little pink sock; Earl, his doggie best friend going along with all Mooch’s schemes to get free food from the butcher; there’s just something endearing about these guys. And then there’s the crazy squirrels Bip and Bop who have such fun bombarding acorns at any hapless critter that passes under their tree.
The Mutts Diaries is a collection of numerous Mutts comics, formatted with a notebook paper background, and grouped by character, so you’ll see Mooch’s Diary, Earl’s Diary, Shtinky’s Diary, etc.; each critter gets his own diary. I really liked this because your child can go straight to the “diary” of his or her favorite character first. The adventures of Mooch, Earl, and friends, are loaded with some laugh-out-loud moments (yes, even for this adult), some cute and sweet moments, as well as some groaners – the kind my kids always enjoyed. Best of all, this collection advocates hugs and pet adoption. Hard to beat such a fun book with such a big heart.
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