This is not a normal animal book / by Julie Segal-Walters ; pictures by Brian Biggs.
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- ISBN: 9781481439220
- ISBN: 1481439227
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 
- Copyright: ©2017
|General Note:|| "Paula Wiseman Books."
|Summary, etc.:|| "An author and illustrator try to work together to create a book about animals, but have very different ideas about what it should look like"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 September #2
This would be a normal animal book if only the writer and the illustrator could cooperate. . . but nooooo. The metafictive disconnects begin at once, when a too-quick transition between cat and hen results in a cat laying an egg. From there it gets worse, as Segal-Walters' increasingly annoyed efforts to pull Biggs back into line result in both increasingly mutinous side comments and cantankerous flights of visual fancy. When the text demands a blobfish rather than something fun to draw, the artist defiantly plops down a pair of photos of the official world's ugliest animal: "Try getting THAT image out of your head." (It won't be easy.) Tasked with drawing a gerenuk for the final image, the artist at last complies, but can't resist adding misinformation (invertebrates "have VERY stinky feet") to the closing summation. It's all in fun (one trusts) and, like the similar kerfuffles in Once upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude (2005) and How This Book Was Made (2016), has much to incite both giggles and insight into the creative process. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Julie Segal Walters lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, son, and pesky cat. Before writing for children, Julie was a lawyer and advocate for civil rights and civil liberties, and an international democracy and civil society development specialist. These days, she can be found advocating for her many favorite children’s books to anyone who will listen. Julie is fluent in Spanish and loves to cook, but not bake. She thinks baking has too many rules. This Is Not a Normal Animal Book is her first picture book. To learn more about Julie, please visit JulieSegalWalters.com or follow her on Twitter @J_S_Dub.
Brian Biggs is the author and illustrator of many books for kids, including the Tinyville Town books, the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series (written by Jon Scieszka), Everything Goes, and Bike & Trike by Elizabeth Verdick. Brian has worked as an art director, graphic designer, and animator for interactivity and multimedia projects. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, advertising, posters, toys, and puzzles. He works in an old garage. Visit him at MrBiggs.com.