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


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

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

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

A. Loyalty, sense of humor, reliability

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

A. The ability to play music by ear

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The theme song from "Cheers"; "Move On" (sung by Bernadette Peters); "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" (sung by Ernie); "When You Wish Upon a Star"; "I'm Still Here" (sung by Elaine Stritch)

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