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  • Author vs. Illustrator on Hardback by Donald Lemke
  • Author vs. Illustrator on Hardback by Donald Lemke

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At the far reaches of Earth, high upon a mountaintop, a bustling city is under attack by a . . . cute little furball? Wait--what?! That's not right. The author wrote this book about a "ferocious beast," not a cuddly critter. Turns out, the book's illustrator has other plans. Page by page, these clashing collaborators are writing (and drawing) themselves into the story for a full-on creator combat--a bookmaking BATTLE ROYALE! Can the author make a successful book with no pictures? Can the illustrator tell a tale without words? (A picture is worth a thousand of them, he says.) Or will this dueling duo get on the same page at last to create the ultimate happy ending? From Lemke & Lentz (the quirky collaborators behind Call of Doodie and Book-O-Beards) comes a laugh-out-loud picture book about the not-so-simple process of creating a picture book. Full of over-the-top humor and under-the-radar lessons--including the skills of teamwork, conflict resolution, and respect--this book is a must-have for young writers, budding artists, and lifelong book lovers.

Author Biography:

Donald Lemke works as a children's book editor and writer. He has written dozens of books for young readers--from board books to middle-grade novels--that often include today's most popular characters, such as Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, and more. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his beloved family, which includes his wife, Amy, and their three growing-up-way-too-fast daughters.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2024
  • Children / Juvenile
  • Illustrated by Bob Lentz
Interest Age
From 5 to 8 years
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