Stalling Cover


By Alan Katz; Elwood H. Smith (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416955672, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2010

Mom says it's time to go to bed, but master staller Dan has other plans in mind. He's got to visit the Nile, tame a crocodile, munch on some noodles, do a few doodles, ring a chime, solve a crime, mix leftovers till they re slime Zoweeeeeee With so much to do, anyone would get tired at some point. But luckily, by the time Dan is finally ready for bed, someone else is already fast asleep . . . his parents

About the Author
Alan Katz has been a print and television comedy writer for more than twenty years. In addition to being a multiple Emmy nominee for his work on "The Rosie O Donnell Show" and Disney s Raw Toonage, he has written for children s programming on Nickelodeon, ABC Television, Warner Brothers Animation s "Taz-Mania", and many others. Alan is the author of several adult humor books; he has written humorous essays for "The New York Times "and other publications. Alan lives in Weston, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their children Simone, Andrew, Nathan, and David. Visit him online at

Elwood Smith's illustrations have appeared regularly in the "New York Times", "Time", "Newsweek", "Forbes, " "The Wall Street Journal", "Sports Illustrated", and more. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including "The Truth about Poo" and "Gee Whiz: It's all About Pee" by Susan E. Goodman. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

Praise For Stalling

* "Filled with joyful enthusiasm, zingy and contagious, this is one not-ready-for-bedtime story that will leave even super stallers in stitches." -- Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW