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Michael Wayne

Connection to Illinois: Wayne lives in Yorkville.

Biography: Michael Wayne is the author/illustrator of the SNOWMAN VS. series and the author of FUNNY SHORTS: Short Stories That Make Kids Laugh (and adults shake their heads). He focuses on fun when he entertains, educates, or writes for kids. He has been a classroom teacher and was trained in the Six Traits of writing as well as reading and writing workshop methods. Michael has a Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Writing (and Creative Nonfiction) from Chatham University.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

FUNNY SHORTS: Short Stories That Make Kids Laugh (and Adults Shake Their Heads)
ISBN: 1946976075 OCLC: 1239741233

Shorty Pants Books 2020

Need a good laugh? Or a heap of silliness? Well, here you go. Twenty-five easy to read short stories and illustrated comedy bits for kids who like to smile. And chuckle. And laugh. This book has a little of everything. A silly pirate. A clever dog. A confused robot. A fierce duckling. A not-so-brave knight. The list of fun and funny characters goes on. So, what are you waiting for? Order this masterpiece. And enjoy. CAUTION: It is not a good idea to drink fruit punch while reading this book. Unless snorting fruit punch out of your nose is your super power. In that case, fruit punch is encouraged. CAUTION 2: You know what. Even if snorting fruit punch out of your nose is your superpower, it is probably a bad idea to do that near this book. The pages are not waterproof or fruit punch proof. Try to avoid super villains during your reading time.

Snowman vs. ABC & 123
ISBN: 1946976024 OCLC:

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. You
ISBN: 1946976016 OCLC: 1062398061

Shorty Pants Books 2018

Snowman is a snowball-dodging expert. There's no way the reader will hit him with an imaginary snowball. Boof! 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. Your Scary Face
ISBN: 1946976032 OCLC:

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. Boo! Aah! 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. Boo! Aah!