☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: My favorite hot beverage is coffee (regular or decaf, no real preference) with milk (1%, 2%, whole, whatever). No sweetener! And…fun fact…I have never, never, truly never had a cup of tea. Simply can’t stand the smell! Really. Really, really.
☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: The Day the Mustache Took Over, illustrated by Kris Easler (Bloomsbury, 2015) — My first middle grade book, all about the exploits of my real-life twins Nathan and David! Forthcoming: The Day the Mustache Came Back (Bloomsbury, July 2016), and That Stinks!: A Punny Show-and-Tell, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin (Simon & Schuster, July 2016).
☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Future Chefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Chefs Across the Nation and the World by Ramin Ganeshram (Rodale, 2014).
☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: A funny poem by Alan 😀
I only eat foods that begin with “c-h”
Like chicken and churros and chili.
If you’re cooking dinner and there’s no “c-h”
then trying to feed me is silly.
Today I had chocolate and churros and chips,
chimichangas and chow mein and cheese.
Tonight, chunky chowder is the only choice–
(Mom is out of “c-h” recipes).
She ordered a cookbook,
that’s coming tomorrow;
Mom promised great foods she’ll be makin’
It will be a menu of new “c-h” treats–
Like chmeatloaf! Chomelets! Chbacon!
☕☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH:
☕☕☕ WHEN YOU’RE HOT, YOU’RE HOT!
☕☕☕☕ CAN’T STOP NOW! ONE LAST (I HOPE!) CUP OF SERIOUS SILLINESS: Alan recites a couple of silly dilly poems for KidLit TV:
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