Big Mean Mike
I know I haven’t posted what Dinosaur has been reading in a long time. Not to worry, Dino has been reading like mad, I’ve just been lazy about sharing the books and reviews. Taking advantage of Scholastic Book Club and buying books for Dino has become a habit. Slowly I can build a sufficient library for him, one filled with books that he an eventually read on his own as he gets older.
Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood. He has a big, mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean, and that’s just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike can’t believe it! Before anyone can see, he puts the bunny down on the sidewalk and drives away. When the tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up again — and this time brings a friend — Mike tells them both to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies sure are cute. . . . From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Scott Magoon comes a comical lesson about how keeping up your image is not nearly as fun as being your own quirky self.
Mike is mean to everyone. He doesn’t like cute bunnies. He doesn’t want him in his car, but they are there. He tries to get rid of them because he’s mean. Then he likes them, they become friends. They are so cool.
This is a cute book, about a guy who acts tough and cool, but inside he has the personality of a soft, cute, bunny. It teaches that boys can like bunnies. It teaches that you can be friends with whomever who want. It teaches you to just be yourself and people will like you for who you are.