A. Bag-boy at a local grocer, digging ditches for a plumber, and I worked at a Waldenbooks in college and at an independent toy & book shop.
A. I love making books for children. Big kids, little kids, old kids and new.
A. South Fork High School 1987, Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale 1992
A. Elton John (1970's high-heeled, feathered and outrageously bespectacled Elton John)
A. The original "Star Wars" trilogy.
A. The Muppet Show. It was a classic.
A. A dream come true. (Did it in four!)
A. Never abandon imagination
A. Having all the time in the world to do all the things your heart desires.
A. Not living life to the fullest.
A. With my wife and daughter.
A. Arthur Rackham -- especially the insane demands and deadlines, but he was much mroe famous.
A. Kermit the frog.
A. Dude, Cool, Awesome...you'd swear I was a surfer from southern Cali, but I'm not.
A. Not holding onto my old Star Wars toys when I was a kid.
A. Time travel.
A. Being a pretty good dad.
A. I obsess over things...especially my book projects. It can be very time consuming.
A. I think I've got a decent imagination. I hope some of my stories inspire other young imaginations.
A. I'd love to be an astronaut. I bet you get a better understanding of our planet seeing it from a distance.
A. I'd like to think I've got a good sense of humor.
A. Peter Pan.
A. Darth Vader.
A. I would have loved to have met the late Jim Henson. His imagination and ambition really had a tremendous impact on me.
A. Dirty dishes.
A. I've been taking macro-photographs of insects for the last few years. I really enjoy examining nature at close range.
A. Rock star.
A. Sense of humor, taking your life seriously, but not yourself.
A. Breyer's mint chocolate chip ice cream. I'd be the size of a truck, but I'd be a happy truck.
A. In no order: "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "One" by U2, and "World" by Five for Fighting
A. Sir James M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, J.R.R. Tolkien, Roald Dahl, Kenneth Grahame, Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo to name a few.
A. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" "Watership Down" "The Lorax" "Peter Pan & Wendy"
A. Watership Down...I read it every 5 years. It is so rich.
A. Write everything that flutters into your mind - good or bad.
A. How long have I been making books? And that would be since I was a kid in grade school. I made a book on dinosaurs, one on insects and one for a mysterious island full of fantastic creatures.
A. I made a field guide to dragons, goblins and other fantastical monsters when I was 12 years old. I never forgot about that guide, drawn in markers in a 3-ring binder, and it was the spark for the Spiderwick Field Guide.