Knock Knock (Hardcover)

By Tammi Sauer, Guy Francis (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9781338116946, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Knock Knock is a fresh and innovative method of humorous storytelling that uses knock-knock jokes to tell the story of Bear and his woodland friends Raccoon, Rabbit, Turtle, and others. With each new visitor, Bear grows increasingly frustrated at his lack of peace and quiet. Little does Bear know that his friends have a surprise in store for him -- a happy hibernation party!

"Knock, knock!"
"Who's there?"
"Justin who?"
"Justin the neighborhood and thought I'd stop by."

It's sidesplitting storybook fun!

About the Author

Tammi Sauer is a children's book author who also presents at schools and conferences across the nation. In addition to winning awards, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things. Chicken Dance: The Musical is currently on a national tour, and Your Alien is an NPR Best Book of 2015. Tammi and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma, with one dog, two geckos, and a tank full of random fish. Visit her online at

Guy Francis is the bestselling illustrator of the Clark the Shark series as well as many other kid favorites. Guy lives in Utah with his wife, Lorien, and their four children. Find him online at

Praise For Knock Knock

Praise for Knock Knock:

“The end goal of sleep makes this a nice bedtime read-aloud, particularly for little readers who may be resisting the end of the day, even as the giant, red 'KNOCK KNOCK's encourage raucous storytime participation. An amusing and lively read that celebrates a venerable literary form.” -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Your Alien by Tammi Sauer:

* “Not since E.T. has extraterrestrial entertainment stood such a good chance of making kids (and their parents) tear up.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Sauer’s sweet tale of interplanetary friendship makes terrific use of second-person narration. Young listeners will identify with the young protagonist... Will likely inspire preschoolers to stare hopefully heavenward looking for their own close encounters.” -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever -- or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer:

“The text’s cadence is well-timed for sharing aloud, and both narrative and illustrations zing with humorous touches. An entertaining tale that sends a positive message about the power of friendship and the importance of individuality.” -- School Library Journal

Praise for Clark the Shark: Afraid of the Dark illustrated by Guy Francis:

“Francis’s bubbly illustrations of overeager Clark and his friends create a lively undersea environment, and similarly rowdy kids may find Clark’s rhyming technique a useful tool.” -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Dance by the Light of the Moon illustrated by Guy Francis:

“The rhymes dance, and so do Francis’s paintings. Detailed moonlit landscapes are filled with animal characters that seem to leap from the pages.” -- School Library Journal