Synopses & Reviews
What is andquot;normal?andquot; Thatand#39;s the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly
andquot;normalandquot; subjectandmdash;an orangutan named Normanandmdash;turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: whatand#39;s a andquot;normalandquot; scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all specialandmdash; and a gentle reminder that andquot;normalandquot; canand#39;t ever be defined!
Little Red Riding Hood straps on ice skates in this fractured fairy tale A figure-skating enthusiast, Little Red has worn out her skates and must win a pairs competition to earn new ones. But who will be her partner? The Dish is already skating with the Spoon, and Hansel has Gretel. You won't believe what big eyes, sharp teeth, and furry paws her partner has . . . all the better to spin her with
About the Author
Tara Lazar lives in Basking Ridge, NJ, with her husband, two daughters, and 2,749 stuffed animals. Sheandrsquo;s the author of The Monstore
, I Thought This Was a Bear Book
(both Simon and Schuster), and Little Red Gliding Hood
(Random House). Tara has a background in marketing and PR and is a veritable one-woman mega-promotion machine. Her blog, http://taralazar.wordpress.com/, was ranked #8 on Technoratiandrsquo;s Top Book Blogs, and her yearly PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) event has hundreds of registered users and receives tens of thousands of blog hits.
S.britt (AKA Stephan Britt) first developed his zeal for drawing in childhood, when he drew on anything and everything that wasnandrsquo;t dripping wet. His first picture book, Over In the Hollow (Chronicle), was a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best. Stephan lives in Portland, OR. Visit him online at sbritt.com.