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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

It's Not a Book Series, It's an Adventure

Don’t be fooled by the pages and covers—this isn’t a book series, it’s an adventure!

These clever picture books by Mickey Rapkin with lush, detailed illustrations by Teresa Martinez demonstrate how, with a little imagination, anxious kids can overcome any fears—from bedtime to the first day of school. Once the story is done, kids can role play their very own adventures in everyday life!

Where the Wild Things Are meets Harold and the Purple Crayon with an imagination that’s brand new. … These are illustrations that deserve to be explored again and again.” —Kirkus Reviews

  • It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship
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    • It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship

    • It's Not a Book Series, It's an Adventure
      Mickey Rapkin; illustrated by Teresa Martinez
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    • A boy overcomes his first-day-of-school fears by imagining It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship! Set sail on the high-seas with him in this picture book adventure by writer...

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  • It's Not a Bed, It's a Time Machine
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    • It's Not a Bed, It's a Time Machine

    • It's Not a Book Series, It's an Adventure
      Mickey Rapkin; illustrated by Teresa Martinez
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    • In It's Not a Bed, It's a Time Machine, a clever picture book by Mickey Rapkin and Teresa Martinez, a young boy anxious for bedtime discovers his bed is a time machine!

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Mickey Rapkin

Mickey Rapkin is a journalist and screenwriter whose first book, Pitch Perfect, inspired the hit film series about a cappella singing. Previously a senior editor at GQ, he is the author of Theater Geek, and has written for The New York Times, ELLE, Bon Appetit, and National Geographic Traveler. He lives in Los Angeles when he isn't time traveling.

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Teresa Martinez

Teresa Martinez was born in Mexico. She was a very shy girl at school, and drawing helped her connect with other children. When she grew up she studied graphic design and started illustrating picture books. Now she lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, drawing for kids as she did during her school days, and that makes her happy. Her books include The Little Girl with the Big Voice and The Halloween Tree.