Children’s Author Trivia Volume 40

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Both our mystery authors today started out as artists and both struggled in school.

1. This year marks the centennial of our mystery author’s birth. He started out as an artist/ cartoonist, selling his first cartoon to the New Yorker at 17. Later he combined his drawing with his storytelling ability and published a series of popular children’s books with animal characters such as dinosaurs, seals and hens. Do you know who we are celebrating this year?

2. Our second author also began her career as an artist. Although she could always draw well, she reveals that she didn’t read very well as a child. In fact, she didn’t really take off reading until she was fourteen. After getting a PhD in Art History, she started writing children’s books. She says her troubles with reading did not interfere with her ability to listen to and tell stories. Some of this author/illustrator’s favorite characters are goats. She also wrote a story about how she overcame her fear of thunderstorms by baking a cake. Do you recognize this storytelling artist?

Be sure to leave a comment if you have an idea.


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One Reply to “Children’s Author Trivia Volume 40”

  1. The second author is one of our favorites. She is Patricia Polacco. I knew it when you gave the Thunder Cake clue. A little googling told us the first author was Syd Hoff. He is another early reader favorite. Thanks again!

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