cover image Weekend Mischief

Weekend Mischief

Robert Bradley Jackson, , illus. by Mark Beech. . Boyds Mills/Wordsong, $17.95 (30pp) ISBN 978-1-59078-494-5

In the follow-up to Animal Mischief , 20 gently humorous rhyming poems celebrate the too short but sweet weekend. Madcap ink-lined caricatures accompany a mixed bag of topics including the torture of getting a haircut, visiting the fair, and a few minor injustices: “how come it rains on the weekend but then/ Gets sunny on Monday when school starts again?” Readers may conclude that many activities aren’t really mischievous (a road trip to grandma’s), but they should relate to the playful spirit of protest. Ages 7–9. (Feb.)