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. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I've had the same two best friends since sixth grade, and in the words of Mandy, they are two of my "most favorite people in the world, at least most of the time."

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Getting a sunburn. I should really own stock in sunblock companies.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Benjamin Franklin, if only for his philosophy, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

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

A. The ability to play music by ear

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