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How This Book Was Made

Written by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Adam Rex
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You may think you know how this book was made, but you don’t. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How’d it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.

New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way! Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.

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Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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Kind of an informative story about the process of creating a book but with lots of funny commentary, hyperbole, and made up fun.

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Who Wrote How This Book Was Made

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Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors.

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Who Illustrated How This Book Was Made

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Adam Rex

<b>Adam Rex</b> is the illustrator of Amy Timberlake’s<i> The Dirty Cowboy </i>and <i>Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin’!</i> by Jill Esbaum. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781423152200
Publication Date:
September 6, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014031826
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1423152204
Lexile® Level:
570L

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