I found this author on Twitter, and we were messaging back and forth most of yesterday. He offered to send me his newest book in exchange for my honest review, however, I ended up giving him the wrong email address! I purchased it anyway, due to Scott's advice that he had given me so freely, and he is an author! If no one purchased his books, then he would be writing for free. Anyways, onto my book review. The story follows Mr. Mischievious throughout his adventures of making his world more colorful, by sharing his love of art. The start of this book left me wondering where it was going to end up. It is a fun story, and full of rhymes, and actually reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book. Mr. Mischievious is a very busy man, who is creative and running out of space! I can't wait to read this with my granddaughter. Very fun story line, and a lot of creativity for young minds. You can purchase this cool book atwww.amazon.com, or you can find Scott on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/IMAGINOGGIN.
This is such a fun book! It would be great for any child that is learning to read or loves someone reading to them. The book is exciting and your not quite sure what Mr. Mischievious is going to do next. This book is very enjoyable, funny, and lighthearted. My children love it and have read it over and over. You will NOT regret this book!
The Devious Mr. Mischievous is a great book. It will keep you entertained while you are reading it. Mr. Mischievous does get into some trouble, but it's all in good fun. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to just enjoy reading something light-hearted. It made me laugh several times and it had a a good ending.
Val rated it it was amazing
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and read it as soon as I took it out of the packaging. I am in love! This is such a totally fun book, a not-so-perfect rhyming story with a laugh-out-loud ending! I wish Mr. Mischievious lived in MY neighborhood!
Karen Watkins rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This book is an awesome kid read! Even better than the first book... it has a catchy rhyme, tells the story and has a moral too. Definitely geared toward elementary aged children.
The Devious Mr. Mischievious is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Scott Schafer. No one in town really knew very much about Mr. Mischievious. He lived by himself with his little dog, and basically minded his own business. One day, however, he decided that he needed a change. He was tired of doing his odd little things just in his house and keeping himself to himself. He was going to go out into the world, well, into the neighborhood actually, and start doing things outside. He got really busy, painting mailboxes, grass, flowers, and just about anything one could imagine. He started pruning bushes and trees, and putting patterns into things. Suddenly, the neighborhood was awash in colors and shapes such as no one had ever seen before. And when his neighbors did come home, they weren't at all pleased with what they were seeing. They couldn't believe their eyes! They were going to make the reclusive Mr. Mischievious sorry he'd ever decided to do what he did.
Scott Schafer's children's picture book, The Devious Mr. Mischievious, is disarming, clever, and very very funny. Adults who are all too often bored with their selection of reading material for story time will probably find themselves suggesting this book whenever it's their turn to tell a story. Mr. Mischievious is filled with zany and silly ideas on how to decorate the neighborhood, and I couldn't wait to see what he came up with next -- even if I did cringe a bit when he dumped that paint into the swimming pool. Schafer's verse has a rhythm reminiscent of rhyming limericks, complete with the same quirky flavor, but none of the off-color humor. Instead, he imbues the classic verse form with brightly colorful humor as he celebrates the imagination and the magic of play. The Devious Mr. Mischievious offers readers an entirely new way of looking at the everyday world, and it's a grand place to visit. It's also a marvelous introduction to art and the imagination for children, and is an excellent primer for new readers. This inspirational and enjoyable picture book is most highly recommended.
There is nothing easy about writing a really good children's book. The rules are fairly simple: be concise, be unique, be imaginative. The implementation is extremely difficult, however, and the ultimate goal is agonizingly elusive: captivate the child. As a bonus, make the eager young reader laugh at least once. Perhaps most important of all, make the words and the artwork play together in a piece with perfect harmony. In his children's book The Devious Mr. Mischievious, Scott Schafer has created a marvelously unique and artful story designed to engage and enthrall his young fans, and he does offer up that most evasive of elusive products: a good children's book.
In The Devious Mr. Mischievious, Scott Schafer's artwork is noticeably superior to his rhymes, which are amusing and entertaining, if sometimes a little forced beyond a perfectly rhythmic meter. While enjoying these simple poetic waves, however, a child will become more absorbed by the wonderful details of Mr. Schafer's intriguing pictures. These simple pictures truly are marvelous depictions showing the life of a very odd and eccentric man. There is much here to make the child smile, and even laugh at the craziness going on, especially as the deeds of Mr. Mischievious the artist literally spill over onto the minor characters - one of which, by the way, has pupils in its eyes. You will have to see why that is most unusual. The plot winds down with a final joke meant more to worry presupposing parents than to titillate their less worldly-minded kids, who will probably miss it altogether. And a tiny, tiny spoiler: the dog kind of steals the show.
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
My daughter and I absolutely loved The Devious Mr. Mischievious by Scott Schafer. Mr. Mischievious is known as the town oddball who never leaves his house. One day he decides to venture outside. That is when he decides to paint the town all different colors and change the way people see things. I chose to read The Devious Mr. Mischievious with my 4-year-old daughter. Not only did she enjoy it immensely, but so did I. Schafer has done a great job at writing a story that is hilarious and unpredictable. You never know what Mr. Mischievious will do when you turn the page. The story is written in rhyme and flows very nicely. The wording in the story is not too difficult and my daughter was able to read most of it by herself.
The illustrations are colorful and interesting enough that my daughter would spend a long time staring at each page. I also liked looking at the illustrations and seeing all the different things Mr. Mischievious did. My daughter’s favorite parts of the story were when Mr. Mischievious painted the cats and when his dog had a mustache painted on him. I thought the end of the book was pretty funny when Mr. Mischievious opened his coat. I was happy that Schafer made Mr. Mischievious clean up his messes. This is a message I need to my child to learn! Overall, this book was awesome-ous! Because my daughter liked it so much, I plan on keeping this story in my collection and reading it often at bedtime. I hope to read more of Schafer’s work in the future.