The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups (Hardcover)

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In this collection of secret files heretofore hidden from kids for thousands of years, Caldecott medalist David Wisniewski uncovers the "real" reasons grown-ups do the things they do. The shocking truth will have readers rolling in the aisles! Full color.

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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780688153397
SKU 30352823
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0688153399
Release Date 4/1/1998
Author Info
David Wisniewski
Winner of the 1997 Caldecott Award for "Golem", David Wisniewski was born in England in 1953 to an American father and a British mother. Raised primarily in Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, and Germany, Wisniewski attended the University of Maryland. After leaving college, Wisniewski became a clown for the Ringling Brothers Circus. He also worked as a puppeteer. After marrying and having children, Wisniewski began writing and illustrating children's books. In addition to illustrating his own works, Wisniewski has also illustrated the works of other authors including Eve Bunting.
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"Perhaps best of all is the simple notion of talking with your parents about the problem...Caseley's flat, vaguely primitive art seems simple at first, but it is filled with the details of ordinary life at home and school and lends just the right air of authenticity to the story."
"Subtle it's not, but kids who enjoyed the first one will likely discover enough silliness to please them in this top-secret sequel."
"This isn't going to solve bullying problems, but kids may at least appreciate the reminder that it's happened to others and that they survived."
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers

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