Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
From the acclaimed bestselling author of Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Barnett, and award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli comes a new classic picture book that celebrates the tender and silly moments of our lives.
I like you like a tree.
You’re funny like a fossil.
I love you like a pig.
Oink! Oink! Oink!
The whimsical pairing of the text and art make for interactive read-aloud fun with little ones.
About the authors
Mac Barnett est un auteur classé au palmarès du New York Times pour ses livresjeunesse, dont Extra doux et Max et Sam creusent, creusent, creusent..., deux albums illustrés qui ont reçu des mentions d'honneur pour la médaille Caldecott. Mac est aussi l'auteur de la série à succès Terrible Two, illustrée par Jory John. Il habite en Californie.
Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, a New York Times bestseller; and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award, and The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown. He is the co-author, with Jory John, of the New York Times bestselling series The Terrible Two. Mac lives in California.
Greg Pizzoli is the author and illustrator of several books, including the Geisel Award-winning The Watermelon Seed, as well as Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower and Good Night Owl. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at www.gregpizzoli.com
“Encourages big, imaginative thinking.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This nutty ode to affection has echoes of Ruth Krauss in its sensible absurdity.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Love, joy, and ridiculous similes come together in this confectionary absurdity from noted talents Barnett and Pizzoli.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “The stuff of kids’ wildest dreams” — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “A subversive take on the topic of manners that still manages to deliver a message about human decency.” — The Horn Book
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “[A] wild, relatable fantasy...This telling will resonate with (and tickle) the intended audience.” — Booklist
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “Barnett’s narration hits all the right wry notes…while Parsley’s expressive, exaggerated drawings give the story the tight narrative arc, visual breeziness, and snappy comic rhythms.” — Publishers Weekly
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “There’s nothing to say but perfect.” — Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of IT'S A BOOK
Praise for RULES OF THE HOUSE: “Barnett and Myers have created a winning tale of sibling rivalry and, ultimately, loyalty. Barnett’s trademark dry humor appears in full force, and Myers’ illustrations are wonderfully detailed.” — Booklist (starred review)
Praise for RULES OF THE HOUSE: “Readers will (probably) agree that even the most irritating siblings don’t deserve to be cooked and eaten. As a rule.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “A clever second collaboration between Barnett and Klassen... The prose is deadpan; the joke’s all in Klassen’s winsomely smudgy illustrations.” — New York Times Book Review
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “Mind-blowing in the best possible way.” — Horn Book (starred review)
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get ‘something spectacular.’…Lucky readers — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “Barnett’s comic voice is at its driest as he recounts that quintessential American childhood activity—the digging of the giant hole.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: “Gives off a deliciously Hitchockian air of high style and deep-seated dread. . . a story that speaks to the urbane existentialist/absurdist lurking in the heart of every reader.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: “Clever visual motifs, sly storytelling, and tight pacing make this a picture book that will be enjoyed by both children and their grown-ups.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: “McDonnell’s graceful and simple cartoonlike illustrations mitigate the notes of paranoia and obsession in Barnett’s deadpan text.” — Horn Book (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: “A daffy yet stylish readaloud with surprising performance possibilities.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)