THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY MUTTON by James Proimos

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY MUTTON

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Age Range: 6 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Johnny Mutton, he’s so him!

Before there was Babymouse or the Wimpy Kid, before Dragonbreath or Big Nate, there was a baby sheep on (human) Momma Mutton’s front step. Johnny Mutton is a sheep raised as a boy and has as distinctive a personality as could be imagined. When his whole class dresses for Halloween as either pirates or witches, Johnny Mutton arrives dressed as a runny nose. Good thing his best friend, Gloria Crust, comes dressed as a giant box of tissues. When Johnny Mutton’s ever loving Momma decides her son needs to learn some manners (he wears his napkin on his head and says “pronto” instead of “please” when asking for the peas), she sends him to Ms. Bottoms. He drives Ms. Bottoms to distraction, but at home, just for his mother, he becomes the picture of decorum. Momma Mutton wins a staring contest with a well-timed toot (yes, that kind of toot). And so on. General hilarity follows in his trotter-steps. Proimos here collects his three previously published Johnny Mutton titles and adds a short new comic and a foolish interview to complete the adventures of his enthusiastic, idiosyncratic ovine hero. The full-color graphic panels are stagy and cartoony and silly in just the right way.

Fifteen graphic stories collected in one tight package for a new generation of fans. (Graphic collection. 6-10)

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-544-32404-6
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: HMH Books
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2014




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