Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cute Author Alert: Adam Rex

Not only is Adam Rex attractive, but he's talented too!  He is an illustrator and author of several children's books including Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, Psst!, and the True Meaning of Smekday. Adam has a quirky sense of humor that stands out in all of his books, whether he is portraying the Phantom of the Opera being tortured by annoying earworms like "the Girl from Impanema" or naming the lead character in Smekday Gratuity (nickname: Tip).  Even the book trailer for Smekday is funny. it's a training video from the Boovs (aliens that invade Earth in the novel) featuring a stick-wielding Boov whacking knowledge into a human.  His blog is a lot of fun too; it has original artwork and anecdotes.

Check out a book written and illustrated by him:

Frankenstein Takes the Cake.
The True Meaning of Smekday.
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.

Check out a book illustrated by him:

Guess Again! Written by Mac Barnett.
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem. Written by Mac Barnett.
Lucy Rose: Busy Like You Can't Believe. Written by Katy Kelly.
Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-comin'! Written by Jill Esbaum
Lucky Rose: Here's the Thing About Me. Written by Katy Kelly.
The Dirty Cowboy. Written by Amy Timberlake.