If All the Animals Came Inside


By Eric Pinder

Illustrated by Marc Brown

Read by Marc Brown

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The walls would tremble. The dishes would break.
Oh, what a terrible mess we would make!

If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls! Join one family’s wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home.

Extraordinary collage artwork from beloved illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur series) pairs with Eric Pinder’s hilarious rhyming verse to make this the perfect book to read aloud again and again.

On Sale
Apr 17, 2012
Page Count
40 pages

Eric Pinder

About the Author

Eric Pinder is the author of If All the Animals Came Inside and How to Share with a Bear, and other books for children, and he also has written several books about mountains and weather for adults. A lifelong interest in science and nature led Eric to work for seven years atop the snowy, windswept summit of Mount Washington, the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” His experiences there inspired his first picture book, Cat in the Clouds. Today, Eric teaches creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and often visits schools and libraries to share stories about the writing life, books, and animals. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit him online at http://www.ericpinder.com.

Chris Sheban has illustrated numerous children’s books, most recently What to Do with a Box by Jane Yolen, Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman, and Immortal Max by Lutricia Clifton. He’s been awarded three Gold and three Silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York. Chris attended Kent State University in Ohio and now lives and works in Chicago. Learn more about him at http://www.chrissheban.com.

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Marc Brown

About the Illustrator

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children’s PBS television series “Arthur.” He has illustrated many books for children, including Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes, If All the Animals Came Inside, Ten Tiny Toes, and Wild About Books.

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