Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan

Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan

$ 25.00

(signed copy)

Mehan’s Mammals is a family book with something for all ages, littles, middles, adolescents, and adults.
Join the dolorous Dally and the bumbling Blug as they journey through an alphabet of mythical mammals, poems, and paintings on an adventure from sadness and loneliness to joy and friendship!
M5 also has:
-26 oil paintings and poems
-26 letter block illustrations with alphabetical puns
-a seek and find game in the back
-a curious glossary for words you don’t know and for much, much more!
Accolades for Mehan’s Mammals:
"A thoroughly magnificent menagerie, written with a dry wit and fantastical imagination, with perfectly enchanting illustrations throughout, Mr. Mehan's Mammals will knock your socks off, parent or child, and teach you PDQ how to dream again."
----Keith Donohue, New York Times Best Selling Novelist
"Matthew Mehan has produced a beautiful book which will inspire its readers both the young and young at heart. It comes from a long and honorable tradition. Like William Roscoe s poem, of 1802, The Butterfly Ball and Grasshopper s Feast and Hilaire Belloc's Edwardian Cautionary Tales for Children, Mehan's Mammals will stand the test of time, be treasured by children, and handed on to their own.  
Ever since Aesop collected his Fables, we have understood that by entertaining and captivating a child we can also educate and enlighten.  In the Jewish fox fables of Berechiah ha-Nakdan, the amusing stories of frogs and hares recommends us to trust in God, while Christian legends, like that of St. Francis and the wolf of Gubbio, show us that even the fiercest can be tamed and become gentle. In my favorite poem by G.K.Chesterton, The Donkey, we learn that whatever low view the world has of us we are all exceptional: When fishes flew and forests walked. Some moment when the moon was blood. And figs grew upon thorn, Then surely I was born. Matthew Mehan's Mammals is a worthy addition to this tradition." 
----David Alton, Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool Independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords.

"My friend the admirable Mr. Mehan has written a charming book. I wish it had come along earlier so I could have read it to my son." 
----Peggy Noonan, columnist for the Wall Street Journal