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.

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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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Battle mage.

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.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. At some point, someone figured out that sun would come up every day, even without all the dancing and singing. It would have to be that guy.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, intellect, self confidence.

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