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Children's book author/illustrator writes for kids who love to laugh and grown-ups who love to laugh along with them. When not making up stories and drawing silly pictures, he likes to get other people's kids all riled-up then send them home to their parents.


Average rating: 4.09 · 23,372 ratings · 3,348 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
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What are You So Grumpy About?
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What's With This Room?
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Way back in May of 2012, I had the pleasure of watching these studentsat Spectrum Progressive School of Rockforddo an amazing job of actingoutE-mergency.Thanks to the kiddos (who are now probably in college) and teacher Patty Kaufman (that’s her on the far left, me on the far right).


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This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris
"Totally stupid. And well worth reading."
Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhós Martins
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On the surface, it's about the fate of lost puddles and shifting sands. But the subtext is death, and it's handled with refreshing imagination that's perfectly in synch the way children see the world.
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Tom Lichtenheld and 14 other people liked Mary Lee's review of God Got a Dog:
God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant
"I love this book.
I love that God is a man or woman or child; black or white, fat or thin or bald.
I love that God has conversations with Budha and calls Mother Theresa when he gets a cold.

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Glad I stuck with it.

At first, the lead characters' lexicon was annoying; too affected, too aloof, too world-weary, and too many one-word sentences. But then two things happened: 1. I realized that all teenagers have a language of their own that us g...more
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An extreme view of marriage as a compromise between two people who need each other to counter their weaknesses yet resent each other for defining that weakness. Well-written, clever, savvy and hard-to-put down.
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“A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.”
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“Then she did what she'd wanted to do for ages.

She

let

it

pour.”
Tom Lichtenheld, Cloudette

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