A Perfect Mess by Steve Breen

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Breen surrounds the impish rhino with smudges, spots, and brightly colored chaos, onomatopoeic expressions of clumsiness rendered in messy display type. The text reveals just enough to allow the pictures maximum humorous effect. A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun.
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Readers who love Olivia and Little Elliot, Big City will fall head over heels for this sweet little rhino who always makes a big mess

Henry McHenry is one messy rhino, but he tries his best to stay clean for a very important day. He jumps over a mud puddle (and splashes his friend), passes on a gooey jelly donut (just in time for a glob to land on his neighbor), and even manages to shake the ink from his leaky pen (all over his classmates).  And while Henry is still neat and tidy at the end of the day, his classmates are anything but . . .

This irresistible school story from Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Steve Breen is all about finding happiness in imperfections and being yourself . . . especially on class picture day!
 

About Steve Breen

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Steve Breen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose comic strip Grand Avenue regularly appears in more than 150 newspapers. He has also written and illustrated several popular picture books, including Pug & Doug, Violet the Pilot, and Stick.

Author Residence: San Diego, CA
 
Published August 23, 2016 by Dial Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 18 2016

Breen surrounds the impish rhino with smudges, spots, and brightly colored chaos, onomatopoeic expressions of clumsiness rendered in messy display type. The text reveals just enough to allow the pictures maximum humorous effect. A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun.

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