Always Listen to Your Mother (Hardcover)

By Florence Parry Heide, Kyle M. Stone (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423113959, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010



Ernest always does what his mother asks...and never has any fun. When a new boy moves in next door, Ernest's mother encourages her son to make friends. But the new neighbors seem a little bit...strange--monstrous, even. Obeying Ernest's new friend Vlapid's mother means Ernest must do things he'd never dare try at home. And it's fantastic!

Veteran children's book author Florence Parry Heide and her daughter Roxanne Heide team up with Kyle M. Stone to create a gleefully subversive take on the traditional new neighbor story. Lots of energy and mayhem, and a cool gothic approach to the illustrations make this a great choice for Halloween and all year round.

About the Author

Florence Parry Heide has published more than 100 books for children and youth - from picture books to adolescent novels - and several collections of poetry. Her best known works are a series of story books about the curious adventures of a boy named Treehorn. She has collaborated with her daughter, Roxanne Heide, on many books, including "Oh, Grow Up! "and "Tio Armando."

Kyle M. Stone ( graduated from The Center for Creative Studies, where he studied traditional illustration and design. He's received a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators. His picture books include "Please Bury Me in the Library "(by J. Patrick Lewis), and "I Love My Pirate Papa "(Laura Leuck). Kyle lives in Michigan.