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The Truth About the Couch

Author Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Liniers
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Hardcover
$19.99 US
10.2"W x 9.25"H x 0.36"D   | 15 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Apr 23, 2024 | 48 Pages | 978-0-593-61913-1
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious picture book about everyone’s favorite piece of furniture.

Pssst! Hey. I'm here to tell ya what the furniture police don't want you to know... Listen close. I'll explain everything.

Most people think couches are just for sitting, or maybe napping, and don't give it a second thought. But did you know couches can go berserk if you don't feed them a steady diet of coins, cell phones, and remote controls? And did you know some couches are grown on a farm? (Where do you think the term couch potato comes from?) Some come from two chairs who love each other very much, and some are actually aliens in disguise. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...

This laugh-out-loud send-up of conspiracy theories brings Adam Rubin's trademark zany humor together with the richly expressive artwork of Macanudo creator Liniers to explore the totally, completely true (really! maybe?) history of the world's most beloved—and misunderstood—item of furniture.
Praise for The Truth About the Couch:

A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller


"Full-on mayhem . . . Via this collection of musings, Rubin (High Five) proves as quippy as ever . . . perhaps prompting human readers to regard their own settees in a new and more appreciative light." —Publishers Weekly

"A hilarious send-up of conspiracy theories and adults’ attempts to shelter children from the real world . . . Funny and thought provoking.." —Kirkus Reviews

"The supremely silly story seems straightforward and then delightfully defies expectations, offering wildly inaccurate insights into furniture history and behavior. Garrulous graphite pencil and watercolor illustrations capture the hilarious high jinks with style and exuberance, and the clever stage-on-a-page depiction is a snazzy touch. A splendidly offbeat ode to the seemingly simple sofa." —Booklist

"A very clever fox argues that sometimes a couch is more than a couch. If you want something fun to read with kids ages 3-7, this book is a dream." —The Washington Post
Adam Rubin is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed picture books, which have sold more than five million copies combined. They include Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, High Five, Gladys the Magic Chicken, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce, the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Publishers Weekly called his #1 New York Times bestselling story collection The Ice Cream Machine a "madcap middle grade debut." Visit Adam online at adamrubinhasawebsite.com and follow him on Twitter @rubingo. View titles by Adam Rubin

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious picture book about everyone’s favorite piece of furniture.

Pssst! Hey. I'm here to tell ya what the furniture police don't want you to know... Listen close. I'll explain everything.

Most people think couches are just for sitting, or maybe napping, and don't give it a second thought. But did you know couches can go berserk if you don't feed them a steady diet of coins, cell phones, and remote controls? And did you know some couches are grown on a farm? (Where do you think the term couch potato comes from?) Some come from two chairs who love each other very much, and some are actually aliens in disguise. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...

This laugh-out-loud send-up of conspiracy theories brings Adam Rubin's trademark zany humor together with the richly expressive artwork of Macanudo creator Liniers to explore the totally, completely true (really! maybe?) history of the world's most beloved—and misunderstood—item of furniture.

Praise

Praise for The Truth About the Couch:

A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller


"Full-on mayhem . . . Via this collection of musings, Rubin (High Five) proves as quippy as ever . . . perhaps prompting human readers to regard their own settees in a new and more appreciative light." —Publishers Weekly

"A hilarious send-up of conspiracy theories and adults’ attempts to shelter children from the real world . . . Funny and thought provoking.." —Kirkus Reviews

"The supremely silly story seems straightforward and then delightfully defies expectations, offering wildly inaccurate insights into furniture history and behavior. Garrulous graphite pencil and watercolor illustrations capture the hilarious high jinks with style and exuberance, and the clever stage-on-a-page depiction is a snazzy touch. A splendidly offbeat ode to the seemingly simple sofa." —Booklist

"A very clever fox argues that sometimes a couch is more than a couch. If you want something fun to read with kids ages 3-7, this book is a dream." —The Washington Post

Author

Adam Rubin is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed picture books, which have sold more than five million copies combined. They include Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, High Five, Gladys the Magic Chicken, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce, the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Publishers Weekly called his #1 New York Times bestselling story collection The Ice Cream Machine a "madcap middle grade debut." Visit Adam online at adamrubinhasawebsite.com and follow him on Twitter @rubingo. View titles by Adam Rubin

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