Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Wayne  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Wayne lives in Yorkville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Wayne is the author/illustrator of the SNOWMAN VS. series. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Children's Writing and Creative Nonfiction from Chatham University. He has been a classroom teacher and was trained in the Six Traits of writing as well as reading and writing workshop methods.

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Titles At Your Library

Snowman vs. You (Volume 1)
ISBN: 1946976016

Shorty Pants Books. 2018

Snowman is a snowball-dodging expert.
There's no way the reader will hit him with an imaginary snowball.
Wow, the reader is better than Snowman expected. He'll have to try his best, ninja tricks.
Boof! Boof! Boof!
How is the reader hitting him? Snowman's frustrations flare. He's had enough.
It's time for a SNOWBALL FIGHT!

Snowman vs. ABC & 123 (Volume 2)
ISBN: 1946976024

Shorty Pants Books. 2018

Snowman thought this book was about ninjas. He does not want to read about shapes, colors, numbers, and letters. When the author promises to make him a star, Snowman changes his mind, and a whole heap of fun—and learning—begins.

Snowman vs. Your Scary Face (Volume 3)
ISBN: 1946976032

Shorty Pants Books. 2018

It is a dark and spooky night, but Snowman isn’t afraid of anything.
Go ahead, Reader. Try to scare him.
Wow, you make the best scary faces.
Now it’s Snowman’s turn to scare you.
Brace yourself, because spooky fun lurks on every page.

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