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Working Mummies

Joan Horton & Drazen Kozjan

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Description

Get ready for giggles and ghouls in this celebration of hard-working mommies who also happen to be mummies. Here you’ll find a doctor mum curing raspy spooks with coffin syrup and a fang-filling dentist completely wrapped up in her dangerous work. You’ll also meet a librarian mummy who has her hands full with book worms, a writer mum conjuring spells for readers, and many others. With visual and verbal puns galore, this scream of a book helps illuminate the mysterious world where so many mommies disappear every day—and may also explain why some of them come home slightly unravelled. 

Publishers Weekly Review

Jul 30, 2012 – Horton keeps up the momentum behind the pun in her title with smooth, four-line verses in this vividly illustrated guide to “mummy” professions. A mummy doctor “checks the throats/ Of spooks with raspy moans,/ Then doses them with coffin syrup/ To soothe their frightful groans.” A six-armed mummy realtor doesn’t shy from selling haunted houses, and mummy caterers deliver plates of eyeballs and worms to a gathering of “drooling beasts.” Kozjan delivers a menagerie of monsters and cadaverous creatures, rendered in fluorescent fuchsia, orange, and green, with originality and scares on every page. Ages 3–up. Illustrator’s agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties.

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Working Mummies
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Monsters & Ghosts
  • Published: Jul 17, 2012
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 35 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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