Bennett, Artie

Artie Bennett is an executive copy editor by day and a writer by night. He is the author of an inspiring, humorous picture-book biography of a hapless, though beloved, horse, The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t. He’s also the author of several hilarious rhyming picture books: The Butt Book, his first “mature” work; Poopendous!, his “number two” book; Peter Panda Melts Down!, an adorable departure from derrières and doo; the explosively funny Belches, Burps, and Farts—Oh My!; and What’s Afoot! Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet, guaranteed to knock your socks off. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he spends his time moving his car to satisfy the stringent demands of alternate-side-of-the-street parking. HuffPost says: “It appears there is no topic Mr. Bennett can’t make funny and educational.” Visit . . . before someone else does!

The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t
A CCBC Choice 2021
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

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. My favorite food is ice cream and I have a three-scoop-a-day habit. Whenever I travel, I love sampling exotic or unusual flavors, such as Agenaise (French prune!).
2. I swim every weekday morning. It clears away the cobwebs, making mornings my most productive time of day. I even get some of my best book ideas while afloat.
3. I was a crossword puzzle prodigy and sold my first one to the New York Times when I was only thirteen years old! It’s been downhill ever since.