Meisel, Paul

My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis

(2) K-3 In a pithy journal-like text, narrator P. Mantis provides readers with an up-close look at her five-month-long life cycle. Friendly, digitally enhanced acrylics match the narrative's informal, drily humorous tone. P. Mantis and her animal neighbors are realistically portrayed in the pictures, and Meisel manages to stay on the right side of anthropomorphism. Front and back endpapers provide more detailed information.


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