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  • 1. Tedd Arnold
    An Author Study
  • 2. Tedd Arnold has published over 50 books.Have you read or heard any of his books?
  • 3. Tedd Arnold was born on January 20, 1949 in Elmira, New York. He had three brothers. Tedd is the brother on the right.
    Tedd and his family lived on a farm in Pennsylvania for many years and then moved to Florida.
  • 4. When he was a little boy, his mother read Dr. Seuss books to him.
    Tedd says the Dr. Seuss books remain vivid in his mind are are a great influence on his work.
  • 5. He went to the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in art.
  • 6. Tedd began work as a commercial illustrator. His wife was a kindergarten teacher and suggested that he write and illustrate children’s books.
    Click to hear him talk about it.
  • 7. Tedd’s first book was No Jumping on the Bed! It was inspired by his son Walter.
  • 8. Tedd and his wife Carol have two sons – Walter and William.
  • 9. His son William inspired the book No More Water in the Tub!
  • 10. Tedd and his family live in Elmira, New York.
  • 11. Each illustration Tedd draws goes through seven steps.
  • 12. A lot of ideas for his books are inspired by kids and the things they say and do.
  • 13. Click here for the inspiration behind the book Parts.
  • 14. Tedd’s cat Cody appears in some of his books. Cody used to love to climb on his lap when he read to his sons.
  • 15. Tedd’s book The Signmaker’s Assistant was inspired by his previous job in advertising.
  • 16. Tedd has been “a soldier, a hamburger cooker, and a worm counter (at a fishing tackle store.) I've illustrated school books, delivered newspapers, and popped popcorn at a drive-in movie theater. Now that I'm an author and illustrator, I love this job the most!”
  • 17. Tedd visits schools.
    Click to hear him talk about it!
  • 18. When he’s not writing, he likes to play tennis, sketch, read, and collect coins.
  • 19. Tedd’s Favorite Place: “The library is one of my favorite places. Wherever I go, whatever towns and cities I visit, I like to stop in at the libraries. I like to think of my favorite authors as being my friends, and no matter what strange places I find myself in, I can always find my friends at the library.”
  • 20. Which one of his books is your favorite?
  • 21. References
    Book and Author Images. Retrieved Nov. 29, 2010 from http://www.teddarnoldbooks.com
    Interview with Tedd Arnold. (2007, May 17). Just One More Book Podcast. Podcast retrieved from http:// www.justonemorebook.com/2007/05/17/interview-with-tedd-arnold
    Tedd Arnold. (n.d). Retrieved Nov. 29, 2010 from http://www.teddarnoldbooks.com/author.html
    Tedd Arnold. (n.d.) Retrieved Nov. 28, 2010 from http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000001347,00.htm
    Tedd Arnold Biography. (n.d.) Retrieved Nov. 29, 2010 from scholastic.com/browse/contributor.jsp?id=3166
    Tedd Arnold Image. Retrieved Nov. 29, 2010 from http://www.familyreading.org/images/photos/bookshelf_in_park.jpg
    Tedd Arnold Image. Retrieved Nov. 29, 2010 from http://www.isledegrande.com/sidwayschoolpage2007.htm
    University of Florida Image. Retrieved Nov. 29, 2010 from http://www.straighterline.com/blog/assets/content/university_of_florida_logo.jpg