the goods 

written by mac barnett

published by mcsweeneys

and candlewick

I was so lucky to illustrate an activity for Mac Barnett's brilliant syndicated newspaper inserts. Those inserts have all been compiled in THE GOODS. A bazillion awesome creators contributed to this, and kids at all elementary school ages will enjoy it or I'll eat my hat. Here is what some people say:


"From newly minted words and dress-up Rasputin dolls to internal organ trading cards,

[The Goods is] more than enough to keep hipster parents and their kids entertained."
          — Publishers Weekly

"[A] crazy, remarkable compilation of persistent fun, games, activities and brain joggers for young readers that even veteran readers will enjoy with a knowing smirk and nod toward its creativity and multitude of talented contributors."
          — Fall 2013 Parents' Choice Awards


Prepare to be entertained (and informed) by the award-winning McSweeney's team. Featuring some of children's literature's best-known and loved authors and illustrators, this book offers unremitting amusement in a literary funfair of games, puzzles, comics, and other diversions. Thoughtfully conceived and visually unsurpassable, The Goods will captivate adults and children alike.


Big Picture Press, 9780763668945, 96pp.

my bits for mac's the goods