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It's Author's Day at Melvinville Elementary School, and all the students are eager to meet the author of their favorite book, The Fuzzy Bunny. Bramwell Wink-Porter gets more than he bargained for on his visit--even though he did not write The Fuzzy Bunny. This hilarious story will ring true for many children, teachers--and authors. Full color. ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Macmillan Publishing Company
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Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Pinkwater Fans / Readers Looking for Amusing School-Based Picture-Books
Recommended to Abigail by: Jackie
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When celebrated children's author Bramwell Wink-Porter, author of The Bunny Brothers, arrives at Melvinville Elementary School for an "Author's Day" visit, he is surprised to see that the welcome banner describes him as the creator of The Fuzzy Bunny. So begins a day in which everything that can go wrong does, as Mr. Carramba - the school's overexcited librarian - keeps fainting, Mrs. Neatfeet's kindergarteners get syrup all over the hapless visitor and feed him pancakes containing green crayon, ...more
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Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The Kafkaesque trials of an author visiting an elementary school. Simultaneously hilarious and tragic. Like other Pinkwater classics, this is humorous for kids because it is ridiculous and humorous for adults because it is wry. My preschooler's favorite part was when he eats the cookie with a green crayon in it. My favorite part was when a teacher asks him to read her 900 page manuscript and says, "You can give me your address. I will bring you the book, and I will wait in my car while you read ...more
An author visits a school to talk to the children about their favorite book. The problem is that he didn't write the book; he's the author of a different book. The confusion is ignored and a goofy day ensues.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again...Pinkwater is very weird. The stories have an appeal for sure, but they are all so random and weird.
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who writes or works with books needs to read this.
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Aug 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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I don't know why but this is the funniest book ever. ...more
SO FUNNY. Required reading for anybody who throws programs at the library.
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more

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