Don't Call Me Pruneface! (Hardcover)

By Janet Reed Ahern, Drazen Kozjan (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423119180, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010



Paul is a good boy. Everybody says so. But his new neighbor is enough to try anyone's patience. She walks her cat on a leash, calls Paul and his dog mean names, and makes a general nuisance of herself. Will the mild-mannered Paul survive the first week next door to Prudence?

Debut picture book author Janet Reed Ahearn and illustrator Drazen Kozjan use humor and style to show the classy approach to confronting one's peers. Loaded with color, feisty energy, and lots of good jokes, Don't Call Me Pruneface! will teach kids how to deal with bullies even as it entertains.

About the Author

Janet Ahearn is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and founder of Primary Theatre Company, an Off-Broadway theater company. "Don't Call Me Pruneface! "is her first picture book. She lives in New York City.

Drazen Kozjan ( was born in Karlovac, Croatia, and grew up in Canada. He has illustrated "Diary of a Fairy Godmother "by Esme Raji Codell, "The Biggest Girl in the World "by Joanne Stanbridge, "How to Tame a Bully "by Nancy Wilcox-Richards, and the Julia Gillian series by Alison McGhee. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.