author: Abraham Schroeder
illustrator: Micah Monkey
Hardcover picture book
10 x 8 inches
Release date: April 28, 2015
About the Book
Preparations are going smoothly for a new restaurant in town until the owners realize they are missing a key ingredient. Watch what happens when word gets out that tables are needed for opening day.
The premise is simple, silly, and unforgettably entertaining. Abraham Schroeder's second book from Ripple Grove Press is a delightful story that breaks from the carefully measured humor of his debut book, The Gentleman Bat. Here he teams up with illustrator Micah Monkey, whose colorful and expressive drawings throw readers into a chaotic world filled with just too many tables! The comical story and bright visuals will keep readers thoroughly entertained as they revisit the book time and time again.
About the Author/Illustrator
Abraham Schroeder is an artist, designer, and writer currently living in Petaluma, California, with his wife and son, after residing in a dozen other places, including Massachusetts, Alaska, and Japan. He is also the author of The Gentleman Bat (Ripple Grove Press, 2014). To read Abraham's in-depth profile, click here.
Micah Monkey is a primate, animator, and illustrator living in Los Angeles with his woman and two offspring. He likes pizza and ice cream, and has seen every movie ever made. He got his name from climbing trees, bridges, and buildings, which children should never do. To read Micah's in-depth profile, click here.
From the Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch, June, 2015:
Too Many Tables is a whimsical children's picture book about the grand opening of a new restaurant. Oh, no - where are the tables? Fortunately, local people everywhere are willing to help, bringing tables by wagon, pushcart, and every which means. But they bring too many tables! How can so many extra tables be returned to their proper places, and will the restaurant ever celebrate its first customers? Delightfully cartoony artwork enlivens the surreal situation, in this wonderfully charming read-aloud story.