Sneaky Peeks Video #13: Tom Angleberger discusses The Qwikpick Papers

[This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

Back in 2007, my former co-blogger and I (Jules, that is) wrote about a little book called The Qwikpick Adventure Society by someone named Sam Riddleburger. (That conversation is at this link.) We loved this book, particularly for how it touched upon class issues in a way that wasn’t heavy-handed.

Now the book has been re-issued by Abrams’ Amulet Books as The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain! And Sam Riddleburger is really Tom Angleberger, who has since written the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

When we asked Tom if he’d like to give us a behind-the-scenes Qwikpick fun fact, he obliged:

To read more about the book, you can see Betsy’s thoughts at this link; in June, she re-printed her own 2007 review of the book.