The Picture of Morty and Ray by Daniel Pinkwater

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A classic horror movie on TV inspires Morty and Ray to paint a picture of themselves for all the wrong reasons. You may be tempted to cry out, "Stop!" But the boys are having too much fun to listen.

Bubbling with questions of pickle juice and Art, Daniel Pinkwater's riotous tale tells of nice boys heading for trouble and friendship put to the test. Visual virtuoso Jack E. Davis pulls out all the stops to give readers a wild ride.

Were this a movie, it would win an Oscar.

 

About Daniel Pinkwater

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Daniel Pinkwater's gloriously funny books include The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Looking for Bobowicz, and The Artsy Smartsy Club. He is regularly featured on National Public Radio. He lives in upstate New York with his beautiful wife, artist Jill Pinkwater. Jack E. Davis has illustrated two picture books by Daniel Pinkwater: The Picture of Morty and Ray and Yo-yo Man. Other books he has illustrated include the New York Times bestseller Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Award for Humor. He lives and paints goofy pictures in Port Townsend, Washington.
 
Published August 5, 2003 by HarperColl. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Imaginative illustrations from a notable ursine stylist, Johnson (Henry Hikes to Fitchburg ), lend pizzazz to this reillustrated 1972 bear-centric tale from Pinkwater, author of the Larry polar bear series.

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While the plot idea delivers the kind of outrageous fun that Beavis and Butthead might have enjoyed as elementary school kids, the book's subversive edge blunts with the book's lame ending (Oscar likes the painting, leading Morty to conclude that "different people like different things" and Ray t...

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