The Purple Kangaroo

The Purple Kangaroo Cover

The Purple Kangaroo

By Michael Ian Black; Peter Brown (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416957713, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2009


The monkey narrator in this humorous picture book gaurantees that he can READ YOUR MIND. What begins as a simple request to imagine the most spectacular thing in history turns into the story of a roller-skating, bubble-blowing purple kangaroo searching for his dear friend Ernesto on the moon. So by the time you finish this book, there's no chance you will be thinking of anything BUT the purple kangaroo.

About the Author
Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on "Another Period", "The Jim Gaffigan Show", and "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp". He created and starred in many television series, including "Michael and Michael Have Issues", "Stella", and "The State". He wrote the screenplay for the film "Run, Fatboy, Run" and wrote and directed the film "Wedding Daze". Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book "My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face)", the memoir "You re Not Doing It Right", and the children s books "Chicken Cheeks", "The Purple Kangaroo", "A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea", "I m Bored", "Naked!", and "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop". Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

PETER BROWN is the critically acclaimed artist of Chowder and Flight of the Dodo. He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.