Best Selling Books by Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack is the author of Look! (2016), The Things I Can Do (2013), Clueless McGee Gets Famous (2014), Playtime? (2019), Frog and Fly (2012) and other 20 books.

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Look!

release date: May 01, 2016
Look!
Using only two words--"look" and "out"--Relates a story about an attention-loving gorilla, a television-loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books.

The Things I Can Do

release date: Jun 25, 2013
The Things I Can Do
Want to see what Jeff drew? It's a book about him and all the things he can do! He can make his own lunch! He can get his own drink. He can take his own bath—pretty cool, don't you think? Get ready for a riotous time as Jeff explains, in words and self-drawn pictures, all the things he can do—in a book he made all by himself! A Neal Porter Book

Clueless McGee Gets Famous

release date: Jan 09, 2014
Clueless McGee Gets Famous
For every fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, or Timmy Failure--a laugh-out-loud book with a fun mystery to solve! Clueless McGee is confident he is on his way to becoming a famous crime solver. Surely you want his autograph . . . no? Speaking of autographs, when Clueless learns that the messy scribble on the cowboy hat sent by his father is actually the autograph of famous teen idol Junior McFiddle, everyone in school suddenly wants to be Clueless' friend. And they want his hat -- especially the three Taylors, the popular girls who usually do their best to ignore him. When the autographed hat disappears, Clueless sets a trap to catch the thief. As usual, he manages to make a bad situation worse before the thief is unveiled. With abundant humor, a lampooning of teen music sensations and a fun, child-friendly mystery to solve, Jeff Mack has created another book perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, or even the Chet Gecko mysteries.

Playtime?

release date: Oct 08, 2019
Playtime?
This funny picture book ode to the struggles of bedtime is perfect for fans of Mo Willems's Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Bedtime can be a challenge for the best of us. But when you're a fun-loving, overactive pet gorilla, bedtime is downright hard. Who would want to go to sleep when Playtime is so much more fun? But the gorilla's responsible friend thinks enough is enough; no more fun and games. It's not Playtime--It's Bedtime! So the boy turns off the lights and the gorilla goes . . . Well, definitely NOT to sleep! Using only two words--Playtime and Bedtime--and an abundance of clever, giggle-inducing artwork, Playtime! is simple yet richly creative and bursting with childlike humor. Your own little gorilla will find it irresistible. Praise for Playtime? * "Young readers will enjoy watching a child take on the role of a parent, and sharing this book will be a delight for all. Multiple readings are sure to be demanded before bedtime finally comes."--Booklist, starred review "The gorilla's naughty, sneaky smile is a thing of beauty. Just try saving this book for evening! Both younger and older readers will be looking and laughing throughout the day."--School Library Journal "A pleasant and action-filled going-to-sleep book, this selection may prove the perfect antidote for a sleepless night. A simple, fun-filled goodnight book."--Kirkus Reviews

Frog and Fly

release date: Mar 15, 2012
Frog and Fly
Six slurpy stories, two comical combatants, and one laugh-out-loud picture book Frog and Fly are constant companions. There is only one problem . . . Frog thinks Fly is delicious! This leads to a never-ending battle of wits with laugh-out- loud consequences. Told in six short comic stripstyle chapters, Frog and Fly will delight kids and leave them begging for yet another slurpy story.

Good News, Bad News

release date: Jun 22, 2012
Good News, Bad News
Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree. So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations. Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again!

Clueless McGee and The Inflatable Pants

release date: Jun 13, 2013
Clueless McGee and The Inflatable Pants
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure! What do you mean they don't give trophies for playing video games? It’s only fair, isn’t it? Clueless McGee has mastered his Ninja Warz video game and he’d like a trophy. It seems like a lot of extra work to have to win the science fair to get one. . . . Yet that trophy is REALLY nice. And Clueless does have an idea for a magnetic pickle that seems like an obvious winner. So okay, he’s in. Until someone steals the trophy—and then he’s on the case! Clueless will have to call on his finest ninja skills —not to mention some luck and a lot of help from people more competent than he is—in order to solve the mystery. . . . Jeff Mack continues to hit every note just right in this hilarious series that young middle-graders will be reading, rereading, and exchanging with their friends until (and even after) the next installment lands on the shelves. With comic-style art throughout, this book is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dork Diaries and for any kid who likes mysteries, likes to laugh, and is a video game master!

Art Is Everywhere

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Art Is Everywhere
This is the story of Andy Warhol—and how his pop art took the world by storm. From drawing shoes for a shoe company to his Campbell's Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe prints, Andy made art out of the everyday. People claimed Andy's art wasn't real art, but that didn't stop him from making it, plus movies, a magazine, a TV show, and more! With Art Is Everywhere, Jeff Mack explores Warhol's fascination (and our own) with celebrity and fame, and opens readers' minds to the possibilities for art in the world around us.

Just a Story

release date: Sep 08, 2020
Just a Story
Reading is wild, dangerous... fantastic! The possibilities are endless, the perils enormous--good thing it's just a story. A boy happens upon a discarded book that transforms a library into an escalating series of near misses and close encounters with dastardly pirates, a herd of scooter-riding elephants, a big blue whale, and is that an alien in an Elvis wig? But surprise, he escapes without a scratch, because it's just a story... With an exuberant art style reminiscent of newspaper comic strips, illustrator Jeff Mack brings imagination to life in this riotous tale about the power of reading.

Ah Ha!

release date: Aug 20, 2013
Ah Ha!
With simple repeated text the story follows the ups and downs of a frog's day.

Mr. Monkey Visits a School

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Mr. Monkey Visits a School
Curious George meets Mr. Bean in the second adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey learns a trick. He can’t wait to put on a show! But first he has to find the school. What could possibly go wrong?

Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake
Curious George meets Mr. Bean in this adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey bakes a cake. He can’t wait to win a ribbon! But first he has to carry it to the contest. What could possibly go wrong?

Mine!

release date: May 09, 2017
Mine!
Two mice argue with increasing heat over their mutual border, until someone bigger intervenes.

Marcel's Masterpiece

release date: Aug 23, 2022
Marcel's Masterpiece
An engaging, kid-friendly introduction to artist Marcel Duchamp and how he turned a toilet into a famous work of art. This is the story of Marcel Duchamp and how the Dada art movement changed the way people thought about what art could be, and what could be art. From drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa to attaching a bicycle wheel to a stool, Duchamp's work challenged long-held notions of art and how it should be made. People were amused, confused, and sometimes offended, and that was just the way Marcel Duchamp liked it. With Marcel's Masterpiece, Jeff Mack explores Duchamp's most famous provocation, and asks readers to ponder the ideas that help us see the world in new and interesting ways.

Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike

release date: Apr 02, 2019
Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike
Curious George meets Mr. Bean in the third adorable picture book from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey loves playing his video game. He wants to beat the ultimate level! But now he must go outside and find his stolen controller. What could possibly go wrong?

Duck in the Fridge

release date: Sep 02, 2014
Duck in the Fridge
When his son is curious about their tradition of reading a story at bedtime, a father explains how it all started when he was a young boy and found an unusual visitor in the refrigerator.

Hippo and Rabbit in Three Short Tales

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Hippo and Rabbit in Three Short Tales
Hippo is scared of many everyday things, including bugs, balloons, and baths, but his friend Rabbit helps him to be brave like him.

Who Needs a Bath?

release date: Oct 06, 2015
Who Needs a Bath?
This funny picture book is perfect for getting young readers excited about bath time and is a delightful read-aloud to share. Bear and Skunk return in this follow-up to author-illustrator Jeff Mack's acclaimed Who Wants a Hug? Bear has a plan to throw Skunk a surprise birthday party, but shhh—it's a secret! There's just one problem—who wants to party with a stinky skunk? Bear thinks of the perfect solution; now if only he can convince Skunk that baths are fun…

Hush Little Polar Bear

release date: Nov 12, 2013
Hush Little Polar Bear
A little girl invites her plush polar bear to dream of all of the places where sleeping bears go, from the high seas to a starry desert and back home.

Duck on a Disco Ball

release date: Nov 01, 2018
Duck on a Disco Ball
"Every night it's the same old story. A boy wants to stay up late, and his parents won't let him. But sometimes in the morning, he notices things look a little off--like when he sees a disco ball in the kitchen ... with his toy duck on it. So one night he decides to stay up. And that's when the fun really begins."--

Scared Silly

release date: Aug 01, 2006
Scared Silly
Bunnicula and Friends/Ready-to-Read Level 3.

Blue Apple First Chapters: Lights Out, Leo

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Blue Apple First Chapters: Lights Out, Leo
Three stories with bedtime themes feature a 6-year-old boy's bedtime experiences: 1."Duck in the Fridge" the father tells him how the seeds of their ritual of reading Mother Goose before bedtime were sown. In his own boyhood, the father's home was suddenly invaded by a barn-ful of noisy animals who stole his socks, hogged the remote, and wouldn't let him sleep. Only Goose's beloved nursery rhymes, fables, and fairy tales were able to calm the herd into slumber. 2."The Monster" portrays how a bedroom transforms into a spooky place. 3.In the third chapter the boy wonders what his parents do after he goes to sleep, and imagines a plethora of wild activities--which he looks forward to when he gets to stay up late!

Hippo and Rabbit in Brave Like Me

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Hippo and Rabbit in Brave Like Me
"Hippo is scared of this. Hippo is scared of that. But Rabbit makes him brave!"--P. [4] of cover.
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