G is for One Gzonk!

"All hail Mr. Diterlooney for this twisted gift of crazy text and demented drawings."

—Jon Scieszka

G is for One Gzonk!

Welcome to my silly dilly
take on ABC
It’s lots of fun and really odd,
as you will quickly see

For they’re no “leaping lizards” here
No “bears that bounce a ball”
In fact, these zany critters have
never been seen at all!

So turn the page and cast a gaze
on this menagerie,
but don’t forget the beasts within
were all made up by me!
– Tiny DiTerlooney

Published: September 12, 2006
Ages: 4 to 8
Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Extras

Browse Art

Browse Art

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Look Inside
Event Kit

Event Kit

PARENTS! TEACHERS! Click here to download a GZONK Event Kit! (pdf format)

Gzonk Game

Gzonk Game

“Pin the Knickknack on the Bloobytack” (PDF)


Tony DiTerlizzi Gets Gzonked!

Tony DiTerlizzi Gets Gzonked!

Video interview on Detroit's Fox 2 Morning News.

Essay

Essay

The Story of Gzonk!

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Praise

"Handsomely designed, this wacky wonder will wow Woos of all ages."
School Library Journal

“If Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss had collaborated on an ABC book, it might have resembled this fantastically fun farce by Tony DiTerlizzi.”
Cookie magazine

“This is a book — just like Seuss — that has magic in the sounds and pictures”
Desert Morning News

“As it turns out, numbers and letters — Creachlings and Woos — have a certain affinity for each other, a marriage that could only be imagined by a zany master like DiTerlizzi.”
The San Diego Union

"Fans of If I Ran the Zoo (1950), or silly alphabets in general, will delight in tracking the burgeoning chaos while trying to wrap their tongues around the droll monikers of this manic menagerie."
Kirkus Reviews

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.