Love the opening quote: “I think a good picture book can have a floor—an age below which it can’t be understood—but not a ceiling. I wish picture books were labeled the way board games are—4 and up, 8 and up.” Great interview…

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Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, including two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE and EXTRA YARN, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. He writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and, with Jory John, THE TERRIBLE TWO.

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For what age audience do you write?

I write mostly picture books and some novels for kids too. People on airplanes often ask me what ages I write for, and I don’t think I can answer it the way they want me to. I think a good picture book can have a floor—an age below which it can’t be understood—but not a ceiling. I wish picture books were labeled the way board games are—4 and up, 8 and up. A good picture book should never make a reader feel…

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