Bennett, Artie

Artie Bennett has always dreamed of being a published author. He’s the author of an inspiring, humorous biography of a hapless, though beloved, racehorse, The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t. He’s also the author of several award-winning hilarious rhyming picture books: his classic The Butt Book, his “number two” picture book Poopendous!, Peter Panda Melts Down!, the explosively funny Belches, Burps, and Farts—Oh My!, and What’s Afoot! Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. HuffPost says: “It appears there is no topic Mr. Bennett can’t make funny and educational.”


The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t: The Magnolia Book Award (Mississippi),A CCBC Choice, A Horse Lover’s Guide to Staying Inside Children’s Book from America’s Best Racing, A Picture-Book Biography You Need to Know About Citation from Imagination Soup, A Gift Guide Great Book for the Book Lover in Your Life from The Bookworm Sez.

Belches, Burps and Farts—Oh My! A World Science Festival Selection, A Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee for Informational Text, A Pragmatic Mom Best Nonfiction Book for Kids, A HuffPost (One of) 26 Entertaining and Educational Books for Back-to-School Season.

Poopendous! A Bright Horizons Notable Book in the Humorous Books for Children Category, A Book Vine for Children Growing Green Book

The Butt Book  Reuben Award Winner for Book Illustration, Best Feel-Good Children’s Book (HuffPost), A New York State Assembly/NYPL Suggested Reading Title, A Starred Review from the Horn Book Guide

3 Fun Facts

1. When I was a boy, I had a metal detector and would spend my days digging up city parks (and neighbors’ yards!), looking for pirates’ gold.
2. I swim every weekday morning and get some of my best book ideas while doing the crawl.
3. I have a serious, three-scoop-a-day ice cream habit, but I’m trying to break it.