José Aruego


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Philippines
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Jose Aruego's books for young readers have earned the applause of critics, teachers, librarians, and parents -- as well as the affection of children everywhere. Mr. Aruego's comic animals are immediately recognizable as they cavort through clear, vibrant landscapes, carrying out the action that the simple text has set in motion. It is a style one reviewer has termed illustrative mime.

Jose Aruego was born in the Philippines, where he studied law and became a member of the Bar. But after practicing briefly, he decided to come to the United States to study graphic arts and advertising at Parsons School of Design in New York City. After graduation, he worked in adver-tising before taking up the demanding job of cartooning for The Saturday
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The Last Laugh

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3.45 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2006
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Look What I Can Do

3.48 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1971 — 6 editions
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A Crocodile's Tale: A Phili...

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3.87 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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Juan and the Asuangs

4.85 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1973
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Mushroom in the Rain

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3.86 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1974 — 11 editions
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Rockabye Crocodile

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3.40 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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The King and His Friends

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Symbiosis: A Book of Unusua...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1970
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Splash! Level 2

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2.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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