Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? (Hardcover)
Or, a History of Messy Rooms
Tricycle Press, 9781582463278, 1pp.
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
About the Author
JOHANNA VAN DER STERRE graduated with an MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the illustrator of "Mendel's Accordion," which was named a 2008 Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Johanna has worked with educational and magazine publishers in the past and makes her trade book debut with Tricycle Press."
Praise For Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?: Or, a History of Messy Rooms…
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 14, 2010:
"With its clever premise, keenly observed visual comedy, and easygoing pedagogy (an excellent afterword draws more directly on scholarship), this book deserves a place on the shelves next to the Magic School Bus series."
Review, Booklist, January 1, 2011:
"This lively picture book offers a great way to talk to kids about history: not the statesmen and generals but the lives of ordinary people at home."
Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2011:
"A clever history book likely to spark conversations about times gone by."