Imagine a wizard and his wife
who love to spend the day lounging in their easy chairs. These two will
do anything to avoid ordinary household chores. To change the baby's diaper,
the wizard waves his wand and--POOF!--he unleashes a chain of events that
leads to laughter on every page. Ages 4-8
Buzzy Widget has built the perfect
life for himself. He built his car out of an old jnkyard refrigerator.
He built his toaster from discarded rocket parts. Buzzy could build
just about anything, but he still felt something was missing from his life.
Buzzy thinks he knows what is missing and sets out to build it. He receives
ALL kinds of suggestions and in the end he realizes what he was missing
cannot be built from spare parts. Ages 4-8
THE BOOKWORM'S FEAST
"Cried the Gentleman Bookworm...
'Here's a bowl of my favorite
And a dish of rididulous rhyme!
But might I suggest...?'
Said the host to the to the guest,
'Chew them slowly. One line at
a time!'" Ages 4-8
MOTHER HUBBARD'S CHRISTMAS
A zany twist to an old classic
that will keep children laughing throughout the holidays. Mother Hubbard's
cupboard may be bare, but that doesn't stop her from keeping Christmas
merry and bright for herself and her dog. But her dog is up to mischief,
disguising himself as Santa Claus and hiding in barrels when Mother Hubbard
sings her carols. Illustrated in John O'Brien's inimitable style, here
is the worthy successor to his hilarious THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
There's plenty of Yuletide
laughter when John O'Brien sets his sights on one of our favorite Christmas
songs. From the first day of Christmas, when his true love gives him a
partridge in a pear tree, the narrator of the song finds himself in one
comical mix-up after another. The result is pure, one-of-a-kind O'Brien.
|John O'Brien, whose illustrations
for children have been called inventive, whimsical, witty, wacky, and just
plain wonderful, is a prolific, wide-ranging artist.He
has contributed to The New Yorker, Cricket, Highlights for Children,
The Washington Post, and Omni, and his cartoons appear weekly in the
New Jersey section of The New York Times. John has illustrated more
than forty books for children, including the best-selling SIX
SLEEPY SHEEP, SIX
CREEPY SHEEP, SIX
SNOWY SHEEP, AND SIX
SANDY SHEEP by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Gordon Tessler; and
several books written by Charlotte Foltz Jones [see
Science Section] which include: EAT
YOUR WORDS and ACCIDENTS
MAY HAPPEN. MOTHER HUBBARD'S CHRISTMAS, which O'Brien retold and illustrated,
was selected as a Children's Choice title by a joint committee of
the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council.
John was born in Philadelphia,
received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Philadelphia College of Art. When John
isn't busy at his drawing board, he plays banjo evenings on a paddlewheel
boat at the New Jersey shore. He is also a lieutenant on the North Wildwood
Beach Patrol where he has been a lifeguard since 1970, and he recently
learned to play the bagpipes. He lives in Delran, New Jersey.
Look ... Look Again! (2012)
For twenty-five years, John O’Brien has contributed quirky and one-of-a-kind cartoons to the pages of the New Yorker. Now readers are invited into O’Brien’s lopsided universe with a hilarious collection of cartoons created especially for this volume. A farmer, a knight, a clown, and other off-the- wall characters find themselves in an absurd world where the moon is a Frisbee and a hungry pizza may gobble them up.