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About Jonathan Stutzman
Hi! My name is Jonathan and I'm an author of children's books.
Some of my books are silly, some of them are sweet, some of them are a mix of both... and many of them have to do with food (I'm making myself hungry right now thinking about it). I grew up LOVING books of all kinds (I still do) and I'm so so happy I can spend my life writing stories that kids of all ages can enjoy.
One of the best parts of reading is finding books that we can enjoy over and over again. I found many through the years, and I'm still discovering new ones. I hope one (or ALL) of my books end up being special for you... or none, if they aren't quite your style...the most important part is finding something YOU love.
So happy searching and happy reading!
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU AREN'T WRITING?
I'm glad you asked!
- I read
- I play with Hugo (my french bulldog)
- I find ways to cheer people up
- I draw silly things
- I explore new places
- I swing dance
- I watch old movies
- I eat donuts (Yes, please)
- I make movies
- I take pictures
- I go on forest adventures
- I go on bookstore adventures
- I play video games (Anyone want to challenge me?)
- I read ALL THE BOOKS (Uh, of course.)
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I live in the wilds of Pennsylvania, but I will be be traveling for events and readings, so if you see me please wave or come say hello!
Thanks for stopping by and have a spectacular book-filled day!
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Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible? Not if Tiny has anything to say about it! Join this plucky little dino in his very first adventure, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug—a warm and funny tale that proves the best hugs come from the biggest hearts.
• Readers are sure to fall in love with Tiny!
• Full of sweet, adorable illustrations
• Teaches lessons in kindness, overcoming obstacles, and perseverance
Fans of Dragons Love Tacos, Grumpy Monkey, and Llama Destroys the World will enjoy following Tiny on his big adventure.
• Great family read aloud book
• Perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts
• Picture books for preschool and kindergarten
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Tiny T. Rex and his friend Pointy are having a campout in the backyard! It is what best friends do. But without their nighty-lights, the dark outside suddenly seems VERY dark . . . and very full of spooky things. Good thing Tiny has a super-secret plan to keep the dark at bay! Full of warmth and plenty of laughs, this new adventure starring Tiny T. Rex shows that friends will always find a way to face their fears together—even when those fears are not what they seem!
• A great read-aloud book for parents and children
• Hip, colorful art and delightful text make Tiny T. Rex an instant favorite of any dinosaur-loving toddler.
• A perfect book to help toddlers and children overcome a fear of the dark
Fans of silly picture books like Dinosaur vs Bedtime, We Don't Eat Our Classmates, and Llama Destroys the World will love the sweet spirit and continuing adventures of Tiny T. Rex.
Meet Tiny T-Rex! He may be a small dino in a BIG world, but that won't stop him from making friends, conquering his fears, and stomping his way into your heart.
• Read-aloud books for ages 3–5
• Dinosaur picture books for kids
• Friendship books for toddlers
Tiny and Pointy love Halloween and they are eager to share their tips and tricks so that readers can have a perfect treat-filled Halloween! A heartwarming story, Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating reminds each of us that the sweetest Halloween treat has nothing to do with eating candy after all.
EVERYONE LOVES TINY: The first book about Tiny, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug, was an immediate bestseller from the moment it was published. It's been a regional indie bookstore bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and an Amazon Best Book of the Year.
AN ADORABLE DINOSAUR HERO KIDS CAN RELATE TO: Kids of many ages, from babies to toddlers to five-year-olds, love dinosaurs! And Tiny is a dinosaur kids will understand and respond to, because he's a tiny dinosaur in a big world—just like them.
A FUNNY AND REASSURING INTRODUCTION TO HALLOWEEN: Halloween can be a scary holiday for very young children. In this book, Tiny shows them what to expect and how to have a good time. Best of all, Tiny shows kids how to make the holiday one that's about giving as well as receiving.
SWEET MESSAGE, GREAT VALUES: Every Tiny book features Tiny solving common childhood challenges with love, a positive attitude, and help from his friends.
MORE TINY BOOKS TO LOVE: Tiny has two picture books, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug and Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark and one other board book, Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine, for readers to enjoy, with more adventures on the way!
Perfect for: parents and grandparents, dinosaur enthusiasts, educators
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Valentine's Day is coming, which means showing the ones you love how much they mean to you, so Tiny has decided to make the perfect Valentine for his best friend Pointy.
But as Tiny discovers, making a Valentine isn't easy. It might take a few tries—until Tiny realizes the best Valentine might have been there all along.
• Teaches a valuable lesson in overcoming obstacles
• Sure to delight young dinosaur fans who love adventure
• Features adorable art of Tiny and his friend Pointy
Tiny may be a small dino in a big world, but that won't stop him from making friends, conquering his fears, and stomping his way into your heart.
Author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Jay Fleck team up to create an adorable and heartwarming story that shows young readers that love and kindness are the best gift of all.
• A sweet Valentine's Day book for the little dinosaur in your life
• Go-to choice for parents looking for an adorable, funny story with a holiday twist
• Perfect for dinosaur-loving babies and toddlers
• You'll love this book if you love books like Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney, Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle) by Eric Carle, and Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean.
Big ones, little ones, round ones and flat ones, furry ones and prickly ones--butts are everywhere, and each one is special! These powerful muscles make it possible for people and animals to jump, sit, and everything in between. The gluteus really is the maximus!
This funny, sweet, and commercial picture book celebrates one of our most useful (and hilarious) body parts, and is sure to become a favorite read-aloud for children and parents alike.
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A hilarious, ridiculous, darkly comic story about what can happen when you feed one single pigeon . . .
The dynamic team behind Llama Destroys the World return with a laugh-out-loud tale about the dangers of . . . feeding pigeons!
When you see a coo, you will be tempted to give it a treat.
Coos are adorable, peaceful, kind of silly.
But DON'T FEED THE COO!
If you feed one, they will ALL COME . . .
So begins a cautionary tale of what happens when one little girl shares some bread with a coo (a.k.a. a pigeon). From the park to karate practice to home, the coos follow our plucky heroine as she discovers that even the biggest problem can be solved with a little determination.
Also available: Llama Destroys the World
Acompaña a este valiente dinosaurio en su primera aventura, El pequeño T. Rex y el abrazo imposible, un cuento tierno y divertido que demuestra que los mejores abrazos provienen de los corazones más grandes.
Mini T. Rex tiene un problema ENORME. Su amigo Pinchitos necesita que lo animen, y eso solo se consigue con un abrazo. Pero con su escasa estatura y sus minibrazos, ¿podrá MINI T. REX abrazarlo? ¡Piensa intentarlo por todos los medios!
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Meet Llama, a true hero for the ages, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves cake way more than you.
On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats.
On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing trousers, which he promptly rips.
The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally).
By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world.
In their debut picture book, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox introduce young readers to the hilarious, the oblivious, the apocalyptically adorable Llama.
So grab some cake and prepare to dance . . . because the time for Llama is nigh!