How This Book Was Made
Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (11/1/2020)
You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger. Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf...and eventually, to a reader.
"Fans of these wacky creators will eat it up." —School Library Journal
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Praise For How This Book Was Made…
"Barnett and Rex, no strangers to metafiction, have outdone themselves in terms of tongue-in-cheekiness... Young audience members will love every over-the-top moment."—The Horn Book
"Rex's mixed-media illustrations keep up with the text and pack in plenty of chuckles."—Kirkus Reviews
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781423152200, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
About the Author
Adam Rex is the multi-talented author of books for children, middle readers and young adults, as well as an accomplished illustrator. He has written such beloved picture books as School’s First Day of School (illustrated by Christian Robinson), has created both pictures and words for favorites like Are You Scared, Darth Vader?, Nothing Rhymes with Orange, and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; and he has illustrated books by bestselling authors like The Legend of Rock Scissors Paper by Drew Daywalt, Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, and Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman. The True Meaning of Smekday was his first novel, followed by Smek for President! and other books for middle and teen readers. He grew up in Phoenix, got a BFA from the University of Arizona, and now lives in Tucson.