Animals Don't, So I Won't! by David G. Derrick Jr.

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“Dave Derrick has created a fantastic picture book that is entertaining, informative, and laugh out loud funny. When you add in his expertly drawn gestural illustrations, you have, simply, perfection.
I wish I had thought of this!” —Chris Van Dusen, illustrator of Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson book series

Ben loved pretending he was an animal. But when his mom said, "clean up for dinner," Ben claimed, "Animals don't, so I won't." However, he didn't expect two could play the same game!

Next child and parent transform into penguins, leopards, bears, and more animals in a humorous and enlightening dance of wits. This inventive tale reinvents the familiar bedtime routine.

“Dave’s curiosity for the natural world is always obvious to me in his work, and he transfers that love for life to whoever chances upon it. His drawings and compositions show the wonder of the natural world, while his humor and his story layer it with life.” —Matt Nolte, Character Designer, Pixar, and illustrator of Brave: One Perfect Day

About David G. Derrick Jr.

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David Derrick is the author of Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job. A story artist at DreamWorks Feature Animation, David has lent his talents to several films including Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon, and the upcoming Rise of the Guardians, based on the books by William Joyce. Cartoon Brew reviewed Sid the Squid: "this charming book reads like a classic animated feature that never was...Fun, and with an inspiring message. Perfect for kids of all ages." A sculptor of wildlife in bronze, he studied fine art at the University of Utah and graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS), where his films garnered many awards including a student Emmy.
Published October 23, 2012 by Immedium. 36 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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A knowledgeable mother turns the tables on her balky son by pointing out what animals DO.

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