Tedd Arnold has published over 50 books.
Have you read or heard any of his books?
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.
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.
He went to the University of Florida
and graduated with a degree in art.
Tedd began work as a
His wife was a
kindergarten teacher and
suggested that he write
and illustrate children’s
Click to hear him talk about it.
Tedd’s first book
was No Jumping on
the Bed! It
was inspired by
his son Walter.
Tedd and his wife Carol have
two sons – Walter and
His son William inspired the
book No More Water in the
Each illustration Tedd draws goes
through seven steps.
A lot of ideas for his books are inspired by kids
and the things they say and do.
Click here for the inspiration behind the book Parts.
Tedd’s cat Cody appears
in some of his books. Cody
used to love to climb on his
lap when he read to his
Tedd’s book The Signmaker’s Assistant
was inspired by his previous job in
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!”
Tedd visits schools.
Click to hear him talk about it!
When he’s not writing, he likes to
play tennis, sketch, read, and collect
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
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