Anyone who has witnessed a child chuckling over the last page of Ladybug magazine will relish the arrival of plucky Molly...

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A YEAR WITH MOLLY AND EMMETT

Anyone who has witnessed a child chuckling over the last page of Ladybug magazine will relish the arrival of plucky Molly and her sidekick cat, Emmett, in their picture book debut of 15 brand-new comedies. In familiar storyboard panels complete with dialogue balloons, Molly and Emmett tear through the seasons in one humorous adventure after another. Children will readily recognize themselves in the impish misbehavior of Emmett, who is not only Molly's constant companion but something of an alter ego as well. His imagination often outstrips his courage--he pictures himself as a daring acrobat at the circus, but in reality, he needs help climbing down from the branch of a tree. At Uncle Edward's house, he breaks all the rules for cats, and his passion for fish continually gets him into one scrape or another. The understated humor never fails to deliver satisfaction by the final frame of the cartoon. Hafner takes the comic-book form to new heights with her colorful and expressive watercolors of this inimitable pair.

Pub Date: June 1, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Candlewick

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15, 1997