Ozy and Millie

illus. by Dana Simpson. 176p. glossary. Andrews McMeel. Aug. 2018. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781449495954.
Gr 5–8—A greatest hits collection of the Ozy and Millie webcomic, which ran for 10 years. Simpson notes that she chose these strips to show a young audience how artists improve over time and that mistakes lead to learning. Representing the entire span of the series, selections have been carefully reviewed to ensure they don't contain dated references. Four-panel, full-color strips center on Ozy and Millie, anthropomorphic foxes who are best friends and complete opposites. While the humor is appropriate for middle graders, the book runs more to adult tastes, owing to the advanced vocabulary and phrasing and references to historical figures and concepts, though a glossary will help younger readers.
VERDICT Not for all readers, but those maturing out of Simpson's "Phoebe and Her Unicorn" series may appreciate this offering.–Samantha Lumetta, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH

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