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Lane Smith

Lane Smith

  • 5 stars across 17 books
Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It's a Book and its companion, It's a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with Jon Scieszka including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He has also illustrated Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and collaborated on the conceptual design of the Disney movie adaptation. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Illustrators. In 2017 he won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids. Lane Smith and his wife, the designer Molly Leach, live in a small town in rural Connecticut, USA.
22nd February 2018

It's a Book

What's the cure for digital fatigue? It's a Book . A wry exchange between an IT-savvy donkey, a book-loving ape ... MoreIt's a Book

(3 reviews) Review
3rd August 2021

Cat Problems

(3 reviews) Review
26th August 1993

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: ‘Chicken Licken’, ‘The Princess and the B... MoreThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

(2 reviews) Review
5th May 2016

There Is a Tribe of Kids

Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle wi... MoreThere Is a Tribe of Kids

(2 reviews) Review
31st July 2015

A Perfect Day

(1 review) Review
23rd May 2013

Inaho Kitab (it's a Book)

When a tech-savvy donkey comes across a monkey reading a book he questions him about what technological specifications i... MoreInaho Kitab (it's a Book)

(1 review) Review
22nd October 2001

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

A gapper is a bit like a 'burr' but it is a dangerous thing. When it attaches itself to goats the goats become very unha... MoreThe Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

(1 review) Review
2nd August 2012

Grandpa Green

Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a boy who lived on a farm and a child who had chickenpox. He was a sold... MoreGrandpa Green

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1st March 2012

It's a Book

A wry exchange between an IT-savvy donkey, a book-loving ape and a mouse forms this playful and light-hearted look at ... MoreIt's a Book

(0 reviews) Review
9th May 2013

It's a Little Book

A playful exchange between an uninformed young donkey and a book-loving young ape brings Lane Smith's bestselling IT'S A... MoreIt's a Little Book

(0 reviews) Review
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