The Signmaker's Assistant by Tedd Arnold

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Norman, the signmaker's assistant, dreams of having his own shop. But one day while his boss is napping, Norman concocts a very mischievous sign. Soon lots of odd signs appear around town, and Norman is in stitches. But when the old signmaker is blamed for the mischief, Norman realizes the importance not only of good signs, but of honesty too. 29 full-color illustrations.
 

About Tedd Arnold

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Tedd Arnold was born in Elmira, New York. He earned a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, lived in Tallahassee where he worked as a commercial illustrator. He has now published over 50 books as author and illustrator. His book, Hi! Fly Guy received a 2006 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor from the American Library Association. He now resides back in Elmira with his family. He has two grown sons, Walter and William.
 
Published May 4, 1992 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Norman the apprentice has noticed that people always obey signs;

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When young Norman, assistant to the town's respected signmaker, paints a few unorthodox signs of his own, he generates hilarious havoc in this larky picture book.

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PW's starred review cheered the hilarious havoc in this larky picture book, in which a mischievous assistant puts up a few signs of his own, like No School Today and Stop: Ants Crossing. A

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