Don't Call Me Pruneface!

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Disney-Hyperion, Aug 3, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Paul is a good boy. Everybody says so.  But  his new neighbor is enough to try anyone’s patience. She walks her cat on a leash, calls Paul and his dog mean names, and makes a general nuisance of herself.  Will the mild-mannered Paul survive the first week next door to Prudence?


Debut picture book author Janet Reed Ahearn and illustrator Drazen Kozjan use humor and style to show the classy approach to confronting one's peers. Loaded with color, feisty energy, and lots of good jokes, Don’t Call Me Pruneface! will teach kids how to deal with bullies even as it entertains. 

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User Review  - Tammy - Goodreads

Thanks to Carol Jen for posting -- it's a fun story! Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Stumphf - Goodreads

Interesting story about making new friends and dealing with difficult people at an early age. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Janet Ahearn is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and founder of Primary Theatre Company, an Off-Broadway theater company. Don't Call Me Pruneface! is her first picture book. She lives in New York City.

Drazen Kozjan ( was born in Karlovac, Croatia, and grew up in Canada. He has illustrated Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell, The Biggest Girl in the World by Joanne Stanbridge, How to Tame a Bully by Nancy Wilcox-Richards, and the Julia Gillian series by Alison McGhee. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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