El Deafo (Abrams Books/Amulet, 2014) is my autobiographical graphic novel, and probably the book that finally put me on the map. (Literally! Check out the state of Virginia in The 50 States by Gabrielle Balkan, illustrated by Sol Linero!)
El Deafo was the first graphic novel to receive a Newbery Honor (in 2015), and it received an Eisner award that year, too.
I Yam a Donkey (Clarion Books, 2014) is a picture book in which a persnickety yam and a goofy donkey argue about grammar. Hilariously, I might add. You is correct in guessing that this book is a favorite amongst English teachers in these here United States about America!
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover (Candlewick Press, 2013) This easy reader features four things on a list of things to do, three pizza toppings, two friends, one crazy night! This book won a Geisel Honor in 2013!
Rabbit & Robot and Ribbit (Candlewick, 2016) again features our friends Rabbit and Robot as they navigate the difficult seas of jealousy. Rabbit invites himself over to Robot’s house, only to discover that Robot already has a friend there—Ribbit! Lots of miscommunication and hurt feelings ensue, but of course everything turns out OK in the end.
The Inspector Flytrap series (Abrams, 2016 and 2017) was written by my swell husband, Tom Angleberger, and illustrated by me. Inspector Flytrap is a Venus flytrap who wants to be the greatest detective who ever lived. But he needs some help to make this happen. He he gets that help (though barely) from a goat named Nina, who pushes him around from mystery to mystery on a skateboard. The stories are wild and silly, and they were a joy to illustrate. I also created several one-page comics that are hopefully as gonzo as the stuff Tom came up with.
Chuck and Woodchuck (Candlewick, 2016) is a quiet picture book about a girl named Caroline, a boy named Chuck, and a woodchuck named Woodchuck. Chuck very much would like to be friends with Caroline, but his shy nature makes it difficult for him to interact with her. Luckily, Woodchuck acts on his behalf and is able to facilitate the friendship.
Crankee Doodle (Clarion, 2013). Tom Angleberger and I activated our Wonder Twin powers and came up with this nutty concoction. It asks the following question: What if Yankee Doodle really, really didn’t want to go to town?
Bug Patrol (Clarion, 2013) is a picture book by Denise Dowling Mortensen. It’s the first picture book I’ve illustrated that was written by somebody else. Captain Bob is the bug policeman on patrol, reprimanding bugs of all sorts for various crimes and misdemeanors. Hopefully the illustrations match up to Ms Mortensen’s very fine rhymes.
Bee-Wigged (Candlewick Press, 2008) is my favorite book of all the ones that I’ve published. In a crazy way, it is autobiographical, because, like Jerry Bee, I am a wig-wearing child-sized bee who tries to radiate positive energy whenever possible.
This book has a twist! And who doesn’t love a book with a twist?
Itty Bitty (Candlewick Press, 2009). In this book, a tiny dog finds enormous bone and chews it out and makes it his home!
And finally, some fun from 2006, also from Candlewick Press, for the Tiny Folks of Single Digit Ages:
and its companion book:
And, of course, there is the Sock Monkey Series, which you can read about here.