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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!
MY FIRST CHAPTER BOOK FOR KIDS!!!
THE DAY THE MUSTACHE TOOK OVER is my brand new chapter book--it'll be available at a bookstore near you starting September 1, 2015! The book is all about my real-life twin sons Nathan and David, who've had tons of babysitters come go, until Martin Discount Healey (aka "The Mustache") take over. Early reviews have said that it'll be great fun for kids who love books such as "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Big Nate"--and my sons and I agree. Best of all, it's the first book in a series, with illustrations by the wonderful Kris Easler! I hope you get a chance to read it, and I hope you laugh and laugh and laugh!
POEMS I WROTE WHEN NO ONE WAS LOOKING is also worth checking out! 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 fr om a wide audience, even outside the confines of National Poetry Month." Yaaaay!
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 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!