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BATHTUB! SINGING! BIG STARS! WATCH NOW!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of TAKE ME OUT OF THE BATHTUB, some Silly Dilly friends and I created a sing-along video. Watch it here, and enjoy the musical talents of David Catrow, Dan Gutman, Tony Danza, Bob Goen, Kate Feiffer and other really wonderful folks! Click to watch now.
Special thanks to David Catrow for this amazing illustration!
NEW PROJECTS! NEW PROJECTS!
LIEographies (TM)! Brand new e-book series by me, from Frederator Books and illustrated by Joey Ahlbum: The totally made up, absolutely untrue, 100% fake life stories of the world's greatest heroes.
POEMS I WROTE WHEN NO ONE WAS LOOKING is NOW IN STORES! Kirkus Reviews really liked it, saying, "...as child-friendly as can be....as clever and funny as the poetry of Jack Prelutsky in his prime and less edgy than Shel Silverstein's, this deserves and should have no trouble drawing chuckles and belly laughs from a wide audience, even outside the confines of National Poetry Month." Yaaaay!
MOSQUITOES ARE RUINING MY SUMMER, a Silly Dilly Book of Camp Songs, had kids falling out of their bunks with laughter all summer long! And it's still pretty funny to read and sing even though camp's over for this year! Check it out if you can!
Great news! My original Ruckus Media app, ANDREWANSWERS, is now available in the iTunes Store! It's a picture book! It's a hoot! And it's a good way to learn word sounds! The app features the voices of my friend Marc Summers (of TV's Double Dare and Unwrapped) and my son Nathan (a superstar sixth grader!). It's downloadable for use on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. I think you're gonna love it!
CDs! CDs! CDs! You've all been asking for them, and here they are...TAKE ME OUT OF THE BATHTUB, I'M STILL HERE IN THE BATHTUB and MOSQUITOES ARE RUINING MY SUMMER are now available on sing-along CDs from Brilliance Audio! Each CD has 14 songs with vocals, and 14 more tracks without vocals so you can sing along! There's even a lyrics booklet! You can find these wherever you buy books!
Plus, KARATE PIG is now ker-chopping his way across America! He's the star of my interactive board book, and I think illustrator Daniel Moreton did a fantastic job! Parents magazine called it one of the 20 best books of 2009!
MORE NEWS! MORE NEWS!
My first poetry book, OOPS!, has been receiving wonderful reviews and I've been getting a ton of amazing emails from new poetry fans! Keep 'em coming! Click Alan's Books for information on OOPS! or the Fun & Games page for silly OOPS! downloads!
RICKY VARGAS: BORN TO BE FUNNY!
Now available at a bookstore near you!
Here are some of my titles...stick around and check 'em out!