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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My hair.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I wouldn't mind being a divine entity for a while. All powerful, maybe. But, not forever. Just a quick trial day to get a feel for it and then back to being me.

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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. If we are talking historical literary character, I'd go with The Fool, from King Lear. This might be partially due to loving the book Fool by Christopher Moore, but I loved Lear when I studied it in college and always wondered about this character. He seems smart and put together, but he follows this raving mad man around the countryside. I'd want to know why and what he got out of it.

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