Adam Lehrhaupt

Adam Lehrhaupt’s first picture book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, received the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award, was an ALA Notable Book, and a Huffington Post Notable Book. School Library Journal called it, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” He is also the author of Please, Open This Book!, which was named a Wanda Gag Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book and Idea Jar. Adam has traveled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife, sons, and two bizarre dogs. Visit him online at AdamLehrhaupt.com.

Books by this Author

Idea Jar
This Is a Good Story
I Don't Draw, I Color!
I Will Not Eat You
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Create as much as possible, love deeply, and enjoy every moment.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Is 'being tall' a talent? Because I'd really like to do that. Be tall I mean.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My hair.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I've always been partial to the Norse gods, because they are divine, but flawed. I like the duality that is there. But, if we are talking about in a book, I'll take the tree in the Giving Tree. A selfless hero to look up to.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. On a cool sunny day, I sit in the shade of a tree at the edge of a beach. A light breeze blows across, and ruffles the pages of my book. I can hear my kids playing in the sand to my side. My wife dozes contentedly on our blanket. Birds chirp quietly in the distance. Moisture glistens as it runs down the side of my cold beverage. Yeah, that about sums it up.

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