The Fix-It Man (Hardcover)

By Susan Hood, Arree Chung (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062370853, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Meet Joshua James, the fix-it man. If he can’t fix it, no one can!

When a stinky problem arises, Joshua James takes matters into his own hands with a little help from his younger sister, Sophie.

This playful read-aloud story with catchy text and imaginative illustrations is sure to inspire young inventors everywhere.



About the Author

Susan Hood never understood, as a child, why mothers worked inside the house and fathers worked outside. But her mother urged her to pursue things she hadn’t had—a good education and a career. After graduating from Smith College, Susan launched a career as a book and magazine editor at Scholastic, Sesame Street, and Nick Jr., with a dream of someday writing her own picture books. Today, she is the author of more than two hundred children’s books, including Ada’s Violin, the 2017 winner of Bank Street’s Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given annually to “a distinguished work of nonfiction which serves as an inspiration to young people.” Susan’s two daughters and brand-new granddaughter are the inspiration behind Shaking Things Up. Visit www.susanhoodbooks.com.



Arree Chung is a maker, which means he breaks a lot of things before putting them back together again. He is also the author and illustrator of the Ninja! series. When Arree isn’t breaking things or making up stories, you can find him riding his bike or playing basketball in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Visit him online at www.arree.com.



Praise For The Fix-It Man

“The brief text is in a jaunty rhyming format, and its enthusiasm is mirrored in the illustrations....This will have broad appeal.”
— Booklist

“Pair with Andrea Beaty’s Ada Twist, Scientist for a terrific session on the trial and error of tinkering and problem-solving. A recommended general purchase.”
— School Library Journal