Knock, Knock

By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator); Henry Cole (Illustrator); Tomie dePaola (Illustrator); Saxton Freymann (Illustrator); Brett Helquist (Illustrator); Yumi Heo (Illustrator); Laurie Keller (Illustrator); Boris Kulikov (Illustrator); Jon Muth (Illustrator); Chris Raschka (Illustrator); Peter Reynolds (Illustrator); Judy Schachner (Illustrator); David Small (Illustrator); Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803731523, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 20, 2007

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The knock-knock joke: a kid classic. So many funny, punny punchlines. It was just screaming for its own book. To do this classic joke justice, we decided to gather fourteen of the best-known and most talented children?s book artists to illustrate their favorite punchlines. The results are wacky, zany, and absolutely hilarious.

If you knock on Tomie dePaola?s door, beware! Is that a girl or a gorilla? Who?s knocking at Saxton Freymann?s door? Just a couple of talking lettuces. Talking lettuces?! One impatient cow can hardly wait to get through Laurie Keller?s door, and David Small has a surprise waiting for his intruding vampire.

In this collection, you?ll recognize some of your favorite jokes and be surprised by new ones. But one thing is certain: Each time there?s a knock, you?ll want to answer the door!

About the Author

David Small is the renowned illustrator of more than fifty books, including So You Want to be President?, which won the Caldecott´┐Ż Medal. He has won two Caldecott Honors (The Gardner and One Cool Friend), the Christopher Medal (That Book Woman and The Gardner), and was a National Book Award finalist (The Underneath). He lives with his wife, author Sarah Stewart, in a nineteenth´┐Żcentury manor in Michigan.

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