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Penguin Problems (Animal Problems) by [Jory John, Lane Smith]

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book Cat Problems by Jory John; Illustrated by Lane Smith
Giraffe Problems Cat Problems
Read more of the hilarious Animal Problems picture book series! A hilarious picture book about a self-conscious giraffe! What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about?

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"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic."— Kirkus Reviews starred review

"The temperature may be below freezing, but the snark level is cranked up high
in this collaboration between funnymen John and Smith."— Horn Book starred review

About the Author

JORY JOHN is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You!, Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Goodnight Already! He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling novel The Terrible Two and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He is also the editor of Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama. For six years, Jory taught writing at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco.
 
LANE SMITH has written and illustrated a number of novels and picture books for children, including two Caldecott Honor titles and four New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards. He was a 2014 recipient of a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award and was named an Honor Artist by the Eric Carle Museum. He lives with his wife, book designer Molly Leach, in rural Connecticut.
--This text refers to the board_book edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01AERZTBI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers (September 27, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 27, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 30831 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
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Jory John is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient.

Jory’s work includes the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, &quot;The Good Egg,&quot; and the #2 New York Times bestselling picture book, &quot;The Bad Seed.&quot; He is also the author of the popular picture books, &quot;Penguin Problems&quot; and &quot;Giraffe Problems,&quot; the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the New York Times bestselling Terrible Two series, the recent picture books &quot;Quit Calling Me a Monster!&quot; and &quot;Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?&quot; and the international bestseller &quot;All my friends are dead,&quot; among many other books for both children and adults. Jory's forthcoming picture books, in 2019, include &quot;That's What Dinosaurs Do!&quot;, illustrated by his frequent collaborator, Pete Oswald.

Jory’s books have won numerous state book awards, most recently the North Carolina Children’s Book Award, the Florida Sunshine State Reading Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award of Vermont, the Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award, the Volunteer State Book Award of Tennessee, the North Dakota Library Association Flicker Tale Award, the South Carolina Children’s Book Award, the Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Prize, and his work was shortlisted for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. His books were also twice-nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in England.

In addition to the books mentioned here, Jory has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and BuzzFeed, among many other publications. His work has also been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Reader's Digest, and more.

For more than six years, Jory worked as the programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco's Mission District, founded by Dave Eggers. In that time, he conceptualized and edited, &quot;Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama,&quot; which was featured on &quot;This American Life.&quot;

Find Jory at www.joryjohn.com or on Twitter @IamJoryJohn

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I love this book so much! I have kids but I bought a copy to put on my desk at work because I appreciate the message so much. It’s funny but also a great reminder to appreciate what you have and where you are in life.
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