Angela and Tony DiTerlizzi with Jeff Kinney

We’re so excited to welcome bestselling husband-and-wife duo Angela and Tony DiTerlizzi to discuss their new picture book, A Very Cranky Book! Cranky doesn’t want to be read; he just wants you to leave him alone and find something else to do. But when other books show up for storytime, will Cranky change his mind? The DiTerlizzi’s will be in conversation with international bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and owner of our store, Jeff Kinney.

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Tickets are $5 which can be redeemed on the night of the event towards any of Angela and Tony's books. 

The first picture book collaboration from bestselling husband-and-wife team Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi is the charmingly irreverent tale of a very cranky book . . . who might not be so cranky after all.

Are you ready to meet the world’s crankiest book?

Cranky doesn’t want to be read. He just wants you to leave him alone. After all, there are so many other things you can do—ride a bike, play a game, or draw a picture. There’s no reason for you to be bothering him! But when other books show up for story time, will Cranky change his mind?

Angela and Tony DiTerlizzi, two creative forces, have crafted a story as silly as it is clever. In the vein of Grumpy Monkey and The Day the Crayons Quit, this tale humorously explores the big emotions of one very cranky book.

Angela and Tony DiTerlizzi have been best friends and creative partners for thirty years and married for over twenty. They live in Amherst, MA, with their daughter, Sophia, and their rescue dogs, Mimi and Pippin.

Angela is a beloved author of award-winning, charming, and inspiring picture books including the USA Today bestselling The Magical YetSome BugsJust Add Glitter, and many others. Her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly and BuzzFeed, on the Today show, and in Cheerios boxes.

Tony is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for over twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as the Caldecott Honor–winning The Spider and the Fly and The Broken Ornament to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon, the WondLa trilogy, and the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
A Very Cranky Book By Angela DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063206670
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Quill Tree Books - September 19th, 2023