|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||40|
The Horn Book Guide
“Illustrations rendered in warm colors capture the silliness of the brief text. Kids will have fun following the final instructions to ‘Go back and find all the / things that aren’t right.’” —The Horn Book Guide
Library Media Connection
“The watercolor illustrations are fun to view as they capture each word explicitly. Children will get the pleasure of correcting each incorrect statement.” —Library Media Connection
“Bouncy rhymes keep things peppy, and kids will enjoy being in on the jokes and identifying all that’s topsy-turvy in this fun romp. A humorous option for seasonal storytimes.” —Booklist
“With giddy abandon, Cameron’s (A Day with No Crayons) bustling, mixed-media artwork has fun with this story’s gleefully wacky premise….Even observant kids may not pick up on all of the art’s switcheroos on the first read, and will gladly follow Raczka’s parting directive to ‘Go back and find all the/ things that aren’t right.’” —Publishers Weekly
“A true celebration of fall certain to be a winner with teachers and children alike; here’s hoping that the rest of the seasons will follow.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Bob Raczka
Bob Raczka and his wife Amy are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. They live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with their dog Rufus, who is also a piece of work. As a boy, Bob loved to draw—especially dinosaurs, cars, and airplanes. He also enjoyed making paper airplanes and model rockets. He's a lifelong Cubs fan. Thanks to good grades (and some help from his high school art teachers) he went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. On a whim, Bob took an advertising copywriting class and loved it. When he graduated, he became an advertising writer. But when his first child, Robert, was born, he rediscovered children's books and thought, "I want to do this." So Bob began sending out manuscripts and collecting rejection letters. Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. Little did he know, it would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.
Illustrator: Chad Cameron
Chad Cameron's earliest work was rendered in Crayola with a crude overhand technique on his bedroom walls. This expressionist body of work came to include drawings on other clean surfaces, his little brother, and a fair attempt at the family cat. This didn't go over well with the critics.Eventually, the critics sent him away to college where he received a BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since then he has endeavored to spend his time with flying pigs, blue space aliens and the occasional levitating cow. In 2005 he received an MFA from Academy of Art University where he is a now a part-time instructor.