Friday, November 18, 2016

The Power of the Picture Book: Josh Funk




Dear Readers,


Some picture books are powerful.










Some picture books are wild.










Some picture books are messy.










Some picture books are styled.










Some picture books are quiet....










Some picture books are LOUD!










Some picture books have elephants,











but in some they’re not allowed.













Some picture books are funny,













and some might make you cry.











Some are filled with facts and truth,









and some are one big lie.











Some picture books have lessons,










and some are just for fun.










Yes, picture books are powerful,











so won’t you read me one?











Your pal,
Josh Funk



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Josh Funk writes silly stories and somehow tricks people into publishing them as picture books - such as the Award-Winning Lady Pancake & Sir French ToastPirasaurs!Dear Dragon, and the forthcoming The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake #2, Sterling, 5.2.17), It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk (Two Lions, 9.19.17), and more.






Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes picture book manuscripts. Josh is terrible at writing bios, so please help fill in the blanks. Josh enjoys _______ during ________ and has always loved __________. He has played ____________ since age __ and his biggest fear in life is being eaten by a __________.