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Margie Palatini

Margie Palatini is the author of many celebrated children's books, including Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes,The Three Silly Billies and Earthquack!, all illustrated by Barry Moser, as well as Sweet Tooth and Bedhead, both illustrated by Jack E. Davis. She lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit Margie at
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Margie Palatini's Hogg, Hogg, and Hog

Hogg Hogg and Hog have everyone in the Big City OINKING! These three city pigs are the trendsetters of the city--but what will happen when they run out of fashionable ideas?

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Margie Palatini
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. eh

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Superman. (He's able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Bends steel in his bare hands.) But, have to say, Nancy Drew is way cool.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Wasting time.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "You and Me, We Wanted it All" Peter Allen/"You're the Top" Cole Porter/ "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,"  Irving Berlin/ "Put Your Dreams Away for Another Day."  Lyrics, Frank Sinatra/ "Over You," Betty Buckley singing from Tender Mercies.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. What a question! Off with your head! The Queen of Hearts. But, you know, Mrs. Danvers was one big baddie too. Don't get me started on Regina Giddens.

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September 08, 2009

This book is a fun mash up of the Aesop fable - The Fox and the Grapes and some Rube Goldberg with a detour to Mark Twain. Think Doc Brown's alarm clock at the beginning of BACK TO THE FUTURE - and you're close to Fox's 'plan'. See the fun video ---

September 08, 2009

LOUSY ROTTEN STINKIN' GRAPES got a starred review in School Library Journal. LOUSY ROTTEN STINKIN' GRAPES -- has been selected to be in the SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS ORIGINAL ART SHOW. Barry Moser's art - is as always, superb. The show runs October 21 thru November 28, 2009. The Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd Street, NY.

September 08, 2009

SWEET TOOTH has won the 2009 Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award. My thanks to all you 'Sweet Tooths'. The book has received seven nominations and this is its fourth win. It's also my 20th state award, with 68 nominations for many of my other books, including BEDHEAD - which was also illustrated by Jack E. Davis. Hope to see you Georgia Sweeties at the 41st Annual Conference in Athens, March 2010. "AGAIN WITH THE BLAH BLAH BLAH ... IF I GO - DO I GET SOME CAKE?" ("The Tooth")



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