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Chris Appelhans


Chris Appelhans

Born in Idaho to migrant sharecroppers, Chris Appelhans eventually fled the peaceful valleys and clean air of his birthplace and relocated to Los Angeles, City of Moist and Bountiful Dreams. There he befriended peoplefolk of all shapes and colors and learned to create works of Art using twigs, grass and other natural objects. He currently sells these Art works to finance his lifelong addiction to cheese --- in particular the Kraft Ole English variety of cheese spread.

Chris Appelhans

Books by Chris Appelhans

Written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Appelhans. - Animals , Children's 3-7

When a greyhound meets a groundhog, wordplay and crazy antics ensue. The two animals, much like kids, work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another. (Around, round hound. Around, groundhog!) The pace picks up (Around and around and astound and astound!), until they ultimately wear themselves out.

by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans - Children's

SPARKY stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek...or much of anything. Still, there's something about Sparky that is irresistible.