Barney Saltzberg is an author, illustrator, songwriter, and performer. He has published more than 30 children's books in as many years and recorded four CDs of music for children. Saltzberg also teaches an annual class at UCLA on writing and illustrating picture books. He has two grown children and lives with his wife and father in Los Angeles.
"...Saltzberg's clever conceit makes the metaphorical literal--and
palpable--for very young readers. An absolutely nifty invitation to
children to create and share their own wee books."--
"Readers may well be empowered to write their very own stories or books."--School Library Journal
"The novel format...proves that self-publishing was a kid thing long before adults claimed it and should be an effective prompt for family and classroom activities."-- (02/02/2015)
"Charming childlike illustrations appear to be created with pen and ink, watercolors, and crayon and are simple and appealing...Creative children will be inspired to put their own thoughts and pictures down on paper."--Maryann Owen "Booklist "