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About Andy Elkerton
Since then he has worked for a long list of clients in the fields of Picture Books, Magazines, Toy Design, Character Design, and Advertising.
He has illustrated several New York Times, USA Today, and Barnes and Noble bestselling titles, and can't think of a better job to have than being paid to doodle stuff all day long!
He lives in a small village on the West coast of Scotland with his wife and three children.
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An enchanting mermaid tale from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series!
Many claim to have caught a mermaid, but can YOU? Perfect for mermaid lovers, summer reading, and gifts for kids ages 4-7, this funny mermaid picture book is brimming with fun STEAM-based traps and offers an irresistible under-the-sea adventure that parents, educators, and children will love!
How do you catch a mermaid?
You must be very clever.
With mirrors, crowns, and pearls galore,
this quest can't last forever!
The #1 New York Times bestseller!
Try to catch one of the world's most elusive mythical creatures—the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the unicorn book of the year!
Can you catch the unicorn?
You'll have to use your brain,
So set your traps and prep your team
To pet that rainbow mane!
Also in the How to Catch Series:
How to Catch a Mermaid
How to Catch a Dinosaur
How to Catch a Dragon
How to Catch a Monster
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling team comes a new, dinomite How to Catch adventure sure to delight every dinosaur fan!
Do dinosaurs still walk among us? Sure, no one has seen one, but if alligators, whales, and even birds still exist, then dinosaurs must still roam among us, right? Join the daring Catch Club Kids as they try to wrangle a dinosaur in time for the school science fair and prove they're still around! Readers, dinosaur lovers, and educators alike will roar with laughter in this dinosaur picture book for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarity and clever chaos. Do YOU have what it takes to pluck a prehistoric pal?
Can you catch a dinosaur and prove they're still around?
Use your brain and set your traps to get that dino found!
Greek mythology meets cute talking animals in this first adventure in a hilarious new middle grade fiction series, starring Zeus the mighty ... king of the gods ... ruler of minions ... HAMSTER, and the crazy crew of critters of the Mount Olympus Pet Center.
Welcome to the Mount Olympus Pet Center, which sits high on a hill in Athens ... Georgia. The owner, Artie, has a soft spot for animals that need a forever home, and she has rescued a menagerie of creatures, each named after a powerful god or goddess. But these animals aren't just pets with cool names ...
Meet Zeus, a tiny hamster with a mighty appetite for power. His cage sits atop a high shelf so he can watch the other pets from above. But being king of the gods is a tough job: You've got to issue orders and decrees, make sure to stay in tip-top shape by running on your exercise wheel, and most importantly, lead your minions on epic journeys. And Zeus the Mighty has one giant task in front of him: Find the "Golden Fleas" and solidify his position before the other gods rebel.
Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with this adorable and quirky cast of characters in their unforgettable first adventure -- a reimagining of the tale of the Golden Fleece.
The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller perfect for St. Patrick's Day and beyond!
You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap with shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows galore! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick's Day tradition with this fun and lively children's picture book and get inspired to build leprechaun traps of your own at home or in the classroom! Laugh along in this zany story for kids that blends STEAM concepts with hilarious rhymes and vibrant illustrations!
How to catch a leprechaun?
It's tougher than you think!
He'll turn your whole house upside down.
He's quicker than a wink!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How To Catch series comes an all-new tooth fairy book!
From losing your first tooth to waiting for the arrival of the mysterious tooth fairy, How to Catch the Tooth Fairy celebrates this special event in your child's life with a lively story of the tooth fairy's escape from some very determined kids! Get ready to laugh along with this zany story as the tooth fairy dodges traps, drool, dental floss webs, and more in this fun bedtime book for kids that combines silly rhymes and bright illustrations with STEAM concepts! Can you catch her?
How to catch the Tooth Fairy?
It's not an easy task.
You can try to catch her,
but she is just too fast!
A New York Times Bestseller! From the bestselling How to Catch series comes a festive turkey tale!
A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!). Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with this hilariously zany children's picture book that combines STEAM concepts and traps with a silly story and fun illustrations!
Thanksgiving time is here again,
but there's a turkey on the run!
Can you catch this tricky bird
before the school play has begun?
A USA Today Bestseller! From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes an all-new monster book for kids!
Get ready to laugh along in this fun children's monster book as a brave young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that's been so scary night after night! But what if our monster isn't scary at all? Maybe our hero is about to make a friend of the strangest sort... Whether you're looking for Halloween kids books, a great bedtime story, or inspiration to build your very own STEAM traps and activities, parents, educators, and children alike will love sharing this silly and inventive picture book about conquering fears, which reminds us that things aren't always as scary as they seem!
There's a monster in my closet,
with claws, and teeth, and hair,
and tonight, I'm going to scare him!
He lives just right through there...
The #1 New York Times bestselling series!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes an all-new dragon book for kids—do you have what it takes to catch a dragon?
The How to Catch kids are off again, this time trying to catch a dragon as they chase him through Chinese New Year celebrations! A great Chinese New Year book for kids, How to Catch a Dragon is the perfect dragon book for kids ages 3-8.
Set in China during the Spring Festival, otherwise known as Chinese New Year, the wily dragon will have to avoid trap after trap as the kids run through paper lanterns, red lunar envelopes, fireworks, and more! Includes bonus educational back matter and Mandarin translations to enhance your reading experience.
Dragons are a clever bunch,
They're difficult to catch.
You'll have to set the ultimate trap—
But have you met your match?
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling team comes a new, epic winter adventure in the How to Catch series!
When our brilliant Catch Club Kids hear about the legendary Yeti, they head to the mountains to catch a glimpse and prove it really exists! Full of hilarious high jinks, bright illustrations, and clever STEM traps, this funny picture book for kids is a fun-filled ride you won't want to miss! Will our Catch Club Kids prove the Yeti exists, or will he remain a mystery to the world?
We've all heard unexplained tales of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and more... do YOU have what it takes to catch one? Find out in this action-packed story for children, the perfect readaloud all winter, as a Christmas gift for kids, for classroom activities, and beyond!
Legend has it there lives a beast
we really want to meet.
He's extra huge with snow-white fur
and giant, fuzzy feet!
I know the Yeti does exist,
and I can prove it too!
And with my friends, we'll find him fast
before the day is through!
From the beloved How to Catch series comes a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and hilarious holiday adventure!
"With delightful rhymes, How to Catch an Elf slots itself into place along such classics as 'The Night Before Christmas.'"—Foreword Reviews
You've been waiting all year long, and now it's finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you'll finally catch an elf? Start a new holiday tradition with this silly Christmas book for children blending fun rhymes and vibrant illustrations with STEAM concepts! Kids ages 4-7 will love this festive picture book readaloud, the perfect elf book for kids, funny stocking stuffer, and Christmas gift for children!
Some kids have tried to catch him,
but Santa's fast, you see!
So they've set their eyes on a smaller prize,
and now they're after me!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes a new winter adventure!
Our heroes' entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life—and ran away! Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they'll never forget? Who snows!
I don't thumpity-thump or give warm hugs—
that's for my snowman friends to do.
Clever kids will try to trap me,
but who will catch me...YOU?