Allison Gutknecht

Allison Gutknecht grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, with three fewer siblings than Mandy Berr. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Media and Literature from NYU. Allison lives in New York City with her rambunctious toy poodle, Gypsy, and her literate cat, Folly. She is a massive fan of polka dots.

Books by this Author

Pizza Is the Best Breakfast
Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day
A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory
Don't Wear Polka-Dot Underwear with White Pants

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A little bit of nonsense goes a long way.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Since I've had teeth, my favorite meal has been noodles with butter, no parsley. To this day, if I don't eat pasta multiple times a week, I get twitchy (and I still hate parsley).

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to play music by ear

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I am most happy in the same way a cat stares out the window -- safe at home but awash in possibility.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, sense of humor, reliability

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