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Lane Smith

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Uploaded on Aug 3, 2010

Lane Smith recently described his artwork as a mixture between his fine arts background and low-brow influences like Monty Python and Mad magazine. He has tried making children's books that are sweet and cute, but inevitably they take a turn toward the edgy. "I try to do serious stuff," he explains, "but it just comes out screwy." Lane Smith's unconventional approach has resulted in many fans, numerous bestsellers, and a prestigious Caldecott Honor.

Smith has collaborated with author Jon Scieszka on many favorites, including Math Curse, Science Verse, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

To view the full version of this and other author interviews, visit us at www.readingrockets.org, a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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