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Naughty Mabel

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny, antic story about pampered, misbehaving pup.

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Readers will find it hard not to love spirited, misbehaving pup Mabel, who asks, "What good is a party without naughty little girls?" By her own admission, Mabel is a free spirit, and she's not naughty, she's VERY naughty. She eats underwear, knocks over the Christmas tree, and paints on the expensive portrait hung in her humans' well-appointed Hamptons mansion. "I live to party!!!" she declares, before destroying the party they host.

It's cowritten by the ever-funny Nathan Lane and producer/writer Devlin Elliott, and Lane's comic voice bleeds through. The text is a bit long, and there are some overly sophisticated adult references (Mabel asks for the name of a good lawyer) and a tired slur against the French, but the real appeal for kids is taking pleasure watching someone else do all the naughty things they're forbidden to do themselves.

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