Hi! I'm the executive copy editor for a children's book publisher and I write a little on the side (but not the backside!). I would be hailed as the "Dr. Seuss of your caboose," with the publication of "The Butt Book," my first "mature" work. "The Butt Book" was showered with praise and won the prestigious Reuben Award for Book Illustration. I then answered the call of doody with my "number two" picture book, "Poopendous!," which published to great acclaim. Hmmm. Do you sense a theme? However, I took a slight detour with my next picture book, a more traditional, though no less hilarious, storybook entitled "Peter Panda Melts Down!," which came out just as panda fever was sweeping the nation. But then I got right back on track with the uproarious, explosively funny "Belches, Burps, and Farts—Oh My!" In 2019, another hilarious nonfiction picture book in verse, "What's Afoot! Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet," published, reuniting me with Mike Moran, of "Poopendous!" fame. In February 2020, a horse of a different color, a picture-book biography of a one-of-a-kind racehorse, "The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't," will publish. I'm also the author of a pair of side-splitting joke and riddle books--"The Universe's Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns" and "The Universe's Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles"--each packed with more than 650 jokes and riddles, some of them funny! My claim to fame is that I was the youngest (at age thirteen) person to originate and sell a crossword puzzle to the New York Times. I went on to sell several dailies and two large Sunday puzzles to the Times before I began college. It's been downhill ever since. I live deep in the bowels of Brooklyn, New York, where I spend my spare time moving the car to satisfy the rigorous demands of alternate-side-of-the-street parking. I'm pleased to share the visionary promise of "The Butt Book," "Poopendous!," "Peter Panda Melts Down!," "Belches, Burps, and Farts—Oh My!," "What's Afoot! Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet," "The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't," "The Universe's Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns," and "The Universe's Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles" with a wider audience. To read more about me or my superfun books, please visit ArtieBennett.com.Read more Read less
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