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  • 5 stars across 16 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.
    27th September 2016

    Penguin Problems

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    2nd October 2014

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 25th Anniversary Edition

    As for that huffing and puffing stuff? A big lie. A Wolf was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his poor old g... More

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    6th September 2007

    Songs and Verse

    Exuberant rhymes are an intrinsic part of the appeal of Roald Dahl's books - and here are some classic and magical momen... More

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    1st March 1996

    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

    The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.... More

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    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... More

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    1st May 2002

    Giraffe

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    31st July 2001

    Baloney, Henry P

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    29th March 2006

    The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

    A novel set in the seaside village of Frip follows the adventures of a community plagued by "gappers"--orange sea creatu... More

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    1st November 2001

    Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

    Based on characters and a storyline developed by Dr. Seuss shortly before his death in 1991, this fabulous tale by poe... More

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    1st October 1995

    Halloween A B C: Poems

    32 pp. Pub: 9/95.Award-winning poet Eve Merriam conjures up 26 titillating and teasing Halloween poems, one for each let... More

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