Author: Lane, Nathan
Mabel, the fanciest and sassiest dog the Hamptons has ever seen, causes all sorts of chaos for her parents with her naughty hijinx.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 177167
Kirkus Reviews (-) (07/15/15)
School Library Journal (08/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 08/01/2015 PreS-Gr 2—If Eloise had been a dog, she would have been Naughty Mabel, the overprivileged, overindulged canine heroine of this picture book. Like Eloise's, some of Mabel's humor is best appreciated by the adults who will be reading aloud, as when Mabel describes her age ("five is the new three"), but many of her antics will resonate with youngsters who wish they could get away with driving a golf cart or applying their own touches to the artwork on their parents' walls. One way to divide the world is between those who believe their pets should be regarded as children and that they should be admired by everyone they encounter, and those who do not. People in the former camp will like this book. VERDICT An amusing, if additional, purchase.—Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Library, NY - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 10/01/2015 Naughty Mabel is an engaging newcomer to the ranks of misunderstood free spirits. The tiny, pseudo-sophisticated French bulldog lives with her human parents in the Hamptons, where she enjoys adding excitement and panache to every social occasion. She rampages through their modest mansion, wreaking chaos in her wake, yet her doting humans always forgive her. This forgiving inclination is sorely put to the test when Mabel decides to crash a formal soiree, culminating in an unfortunate eruption of mansion-clearing gas. Thankfully, however, her parents love her no matter how big a mess she makes. Young readers will enjoy Mabel’s irreverent antics, particularly as they’re rendered in Krall’s cartoonish illustrations, especially the spreads revealing the path of Mabel’s destruction in a bright-red dotted line. Krall’s stylish, colorful drawings add sly bits of humor—perhaps a few celebrity cameos?—and effectively emphasize Mabel’s outsize personality. Mabel is somewhere between Fancy Nancy and Rotten Ralph, and her fashionable destruction is sure to charm little ones. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.