I write a variety of things but you're probably here for the picture books. That all started with the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy back in 2008. I've written eleven picture books in total, including: Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce and El Chupacabras (que es bilingüe).

My newest book is called Gladys the Magic Chicken. It's an epic adventure about a dancing hen and if you think chickens are half as funny as I do, you might like this book trailer.

Four of my books have been New York Times best sellers and a handful have won some awards but one has kind of taken on a life of its own, selling over a million copies and inspiring countless children's birthday parties. It's called Dragons Love Tacos and believe me, I'm just as surprised by its popularity as you are. Maybe it has something to do with Game of Thrones.

Before the pandemic, I wrote a neon, rhyming, zoological, adventure called High Five. I got to plug it on NPR and Good Morning America, which was nerve-racking but fun.

At this point, I should probably mention that I made a separate kid-friendly site with no mild profanity in the URL, specifically for fans of children's literature. Students, teachers, and any other aspiring authors can find a variety of writing tips there as well.

Before I started writing books, I did creative direction for "commercials" and "branded content" during the day and improv "comedy" at night.

Now I have the great pleasure of working with my partners at Art of Play to create a modern wonder emporium. We also publish a biannual arts journal which explores the intersections between beauty, curiosity and awe.

I love creating magic tricks and frequently work behind-the-scenes with world famous magicians. I'm best known for redesigning classic optical illusions as functional home goods or sculptural astonishments.

During the pandemic, I started a magical mystery and history tour called Bizarre Brooklyn which was included on the New York Times list of Best Theater of 2021!

If you'd like to hear more about my latest projects, feel free to follow me on twitter. If you have any questions, send me an email. And finally, if you've read this far down the page, you may be interested in watching me and some friends win a Japanese laughing competition.

Thanks for stopping by,

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