If you haven't discovered Mac Barnett's books yet then stop reading this right now and get to the bookstore. Plainly put, he's awesome. I'm going to go so far as to call him a picture book genius. Here's why: No two of his books are alike - he seems to reinvent himself as a writer with each new book. Humor? Check. Heartfelt? Check. Meta-narrative? Check. His latest book, Telephone (Chronicle Books) takes the simple game we all played as kids and turns it into a delightful story! Ok, enough reading about him - go get some of his books and read for yourself!