This book is part of a series of books: Parts, More Parts, and Even More Parts.
What's this book about: "First, his hair started falling out. Then skin started peeling from his toes. Now something gray and wet — his brain? — has fallen out of his nose. Is this normal? Or is this boy coming unglued? This hilarious book combines the perfect levels of humor and grossness to leave readers in stitches!" -Scholastic
Hi! Fly Guy
This book is the first one in an 11 part series based around the characters- Buzz and Fly Guy- both created by Tedd.
This book is perfect for grades: K-2
What's this book about: "Some kids have dogs and some kids have cats, but Buzz has a pet fly! In this first book of the hilarious series, Buzz enters his winged buddy in the Amazing Pet Competition. The judges scoff until they see all the extraordinary tricks the little fly can do." -Scholastic
The Twin Princes
This book is full of puns, riddles, and goofy artwork!
Perfect for grades: 1-3
What's this book about: "Why did Old King Chanticleer worry about his two sons? Because they were twins, and he could not decide which prince should inherit his throne. And so he planned a horse race—one that would determine the next king. But this race was an unusual one: The brother whose horse was last to cross the finish line would be the winner. How in the world could they finish this strange race?" - Scholastic
Buzz boy and fly guy!
This book is perfect for grades: K-2
Play the video below to hear more about this book from Tedd himself!
The yuckiest, stinkiest, best valentine ever
This book was written by Brenda Ferber and illustrated by Tedd Arnold!
Perfect for grades: K-3
What's this book about: "To express his true love for Zoey Maloney, Leon has created a Valentine unlike any he has ever given before, a Valentine that speaks of his feelings from the bottom of his heart, a Valentine that... well, quite frankly is horrified by such raw emotion. The Valentine is afraid that Leon will become the laughingstock of the entire school. So, just like the Gingerbread Man in the old folk tales, the Valentine jumps up and runs away! What else can Leon do but chase after it?" - Scholastic
Huggly's Big Mess
This book is part of a series about a green monster known as Huggly. Check out Huggly Takes a Bath, Huggly's Pizza, Huggly Goes to School, Huggly Goes Camping, and many more.
Perfect for grades: PreK-2
What's this book about: "When Huggly makes a pizza, he forgets to clean the mess. He must sneak back into the people's kitchen before everyone wakes up." - Scholastic
Tedd Arnold: The Illustrator
Look for Tedd's signature squiggles in the pictures he draws!
Tedd Arnold not only writes children's books, but he also illustrates his books, as well as other authors' books. When talking about his illustrations he commented, “All my life I've been drawing and painting. Yet in hindsight, I recognize that with all my art activities, written words were never far away. My grade school cartoons had word balloons. College artworks often displayed lengthy titles. In advertising, I wrote the headlines and text for the ads I illustrated...The pictures were the real thing for me, the fun. However, with each new book I write, I learn more about the magic in the words---how a few pieces of the alphabet can create, shape, or change whole story worlds. And stories are what create pictures.” Tedd Arnold has illustrated other authors' books: Axle Annie and the Speed Grump, My Working Mom, Giant Children, and Inside a Zoo in the City.
Tedd's ideas come from different places at different times.
Tedd says, "sometimes my ideas come from something one of my children said; perhaps from seeing something outside, for example, watching animals; sometimes from just letting my mind wander. Once I have an idea, I write it down so I won't forget it. Of course, having an idea doesn't mean you have a story. Sometimes an idea immediately makes itself into a story in my head. Other times I put the idea away and forget about it. But my mind doesn't ever completely forget the interesting ideas. My mind keeps quietly playing with them. Then suddenly one day I may fit that idea into a story. Or I might combine two ideas into one story. When I have most of the story worked out in my head, I go to my paper or computer and start writing. Once in a while, I will open my folder of idea notes that I've jotted down and see if those old ideas finally spark a story. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't. You never know."