The Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads Trifecta – Interview with Bob Shea

I love celebrating books with my pal Mr. Schu and the mighty Nerdy Book Club. Be sure to check out Bob Shea’s Nerdy Book Club post.

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My good pal Mr. Schu interview’s Lane Smith on his blog today.

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And I get to interview the amazing Bob Shea. Huzzah!

5,4,3,2,1 Interview

Here are the rules:

1. I give the interviewee 5 questions

2. They have to answer • 1 question with 5 sentences • 1 question with 4 sentences • 1 question with 3 sentences • 1 question with 2 sentences • 1 question with 1 sentence

3. They get to pick which question which question to answer with each number of sentences.

4. Have fun!

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Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about Kid Sheriff?

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads is super silly. A little dinosaur obsessed boy outsmarts some bad guys, the Terrible Toads, who do things like kiss cattle and insult chili. He blames all the crime in town on dinosaurs and the Terrible Toads get really, really angry. Doing all that crime is hard work, they want what’s coming to them! They get it.

2. What is your favorite thing about being a picture book creator?

My favorite thing about being a picture book creator is that I get to work with nice people. I wrote Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads, and Lane Smith drew the pictures. We’re friends in real life. Imagine working with your best friend as a job!

3. What’s the hardest thing about being a picture book creator?

The hardest thing is to make a really great book. I have to work really hard to try and get a book to be great. If it’s not great the first time, I keep trying until it is.

4. If you could spend one day inside the world of any book which book would you pick?

Arnie the Doughnut by the lovely and talented Laurie Keller. I probably wouldn’t make it past the bakery though.

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5. What advice do you have for the young writers in my classroom?

Read, write, repeat.

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