For updates regarding our operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, please click here
Big Mean Mike

Buy from Penguin Random House:

Big Mean Mike
Written by Michelle Knudsen
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763668136
Our Price: $7.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:

Find a local retailer:


How to buy

view an inside spread


download an activity kit

download a teachers guide

all downloads for this title

more titles by Michelle Knudsen

more titles by Scott Magoon

Michelle Knudsen’s bio

view other editions

Big Mean Mike

author: Michelle Knudsen
illustrator: Scott Magoon

Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood, and everyone knows it. So when a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up one day, Mike tells it to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But the bunny keeps returning with more friends . . . and they sure are cute. From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Scott Magoon comes a comical lesson about how keeping up your image is not nearly as fun as being your own quirky self.

“It’s rare to find a book that will appeal to both the lovers of monster trucks and the kids who go into raptures at the sight of a fuzzy little critter; this is that book.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $10.99
0763668133 /  9780763668136
on sale date:
Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 1/4" x 9 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Animals; Humorous Stories; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Michelle Knudsen is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; Argus, illustrated by Andréa Wesson; and the fantasy novels The Dragon of Trelian and The Princess of Trelian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Scott Magoon has illustrated several books for children, including If Waffles Were Like Boys by Charise Mericle Harper and Otto, The Boy Who Loved Cars by Kara LaReau. Scott Magoon lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
browse by:

view options