Matthew Swanson
BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING (Imprint, July 2016)Meet the baby who ruins everything, and the big sister who learns to love him. Together, they make this laugh out loud picture book the perfect gift for new siblings and baby showers! The baby can't stand on one foot. He can't throw a Frisbee. And he can't whistle! Even big-head Benny Hogarth can whistle, and he already lost his front teeth! So says a spunky little girl who thinks her new baby brother is ruining EVERYTHING: wrecking her room, drooling all over her toys, and throwing a wrench in her birthday party plans. But when she opens her heart, this big sister realizes she might be the real problem-the baby's just a baby, after all. Maybe all he needs is a better big sister. Tall kids, small kids, and parents alike will laugh through this funny and sweet tale of learning how wonderful-and lucky-it is to have a new sibling.

Combining Robbi Behr’s illustrations and Matthew’s words, they run two small presses— Idiots’Books (illustrated picture books for adults) and Bobbledy Books, (a picture book and music club for kids)—and a letterpress design studio called Haywire Letterpress. Together, they have published more than 50 volumes, including titles with Chronicle Books and LB Kids. They speak, teach, and run workshops on collaboration and creative entrepreneurship (with appearances at TEDx, Alt Summit, and ICON7). And they blog (almost) daily  about our ongoing adventures in creative mishap.

Their first trade children’s picture book, BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING, comes out in July 2016 from Imprint (an imprint of Macmillan).