Michael Wright

Michael Wright’s first picture book, Jake Stays Awake, was praised by School Library Journal as “a delicious treat of a bedtime book.” He is also the author of Jake Starts School and Jake Goes Peanuts. Before becoming an author and illustrator, Wright was an advertising copywriter and later started a company that built sets for television news programs. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with his wife, Cheryl, and their three kids, Mason, Sloane, and Paxton, all of whom are now adventurous eaters.


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Michael Wright on his children's book, Jake Stays Awake

Children's book author Michael Wright discusses the inspiration behind Jake Stays Awake.

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Born: Frankfurt, Germany

Hometowns: West Hempstead, Long Island, NY & Winnetka, IL

Currently resides: Manhattan Beach, CA

Interesting fact: Michael doesn't like vegetables. Won’t eat them, never has.

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Jake Goes Peanuts

Michael Wright
Feiwel & Friends

Jake likes peanut butter, but he doesn’t like anything else! Will his parents be able to convince him to try other things?


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Jake Starts School

Written and illustrated by Michael Wright
Square Fish

A laugh-out-loud look at one family’s first day of school and the dilemma of separation.


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Jake Stays Awake

Michael Wright; Illustrated by the author
Feiwel & Friends

Jake can’t sleep. He climbs into bed with his mom and dad. Now Jake’s parents can’t sleep. Even the dog is awake. This family needs a good night’s rest....


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