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  1. 1. Tedd Arnold has published over 50 books. Have you read or heard any of his books?
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. He went to the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in art.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Tedd’s first book was No Jumping on the Bed! It was inspired by his son Walter.
  7. 7. Tedd and his wife Carol have two sons – Walter and William.
  8. 8. His son William inspired the book No More Water in the Tub!
  9. 9. Tedd and his family live in Elmira, New York.
  10. 10. Each illustration Tedd draws goes through seven steps.
  11. 11. A lot of ideas for his books are inspired by kids and the things they say and do.
  12. 12. Click here for the inspiration behind the book Parts.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Tedd’s book The Signmaker’s Assistant was inspired by his previous job in advertising.
  15. 15. 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!”
  16. 16. Tedd visits schools. Click to hear him talk about it!
  17. 17. When he’s not writing, he likes to play tennis, sketch, read, and collect coins.
  18. 18. 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.”
  19. 19. Which one of his books is your favorite?
  20. 20. 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

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