Sherman Crunchley

Sherman Crunchley


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Sherman Crunchley is in line to become chief of police when his father retires. The problem is, Sherman doesn't like being a police officer. He has a hard time saying no to anyone-crooks, his boss, and especially his dad. Sherman turns to self-help books, videos, and even hypnosis to learn how to refuse, but nothing works. On the day of his father's retirement party, Sherman finally comes up with a solution, and the party guests help him convey a loud and clear message. Readers will tip their hats at the resourceful way Sherman finds happiness in this silly, thoroughly satisfying story about being true to oneself.

Illustrated by Tim Bowers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142403853
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans are the author-and-illustrator team that created Monster Munchies and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster.

Tim Bowers has illustrated several books for children, including the Little Whistle series by Cynthia Rylant.


Brentwood, California

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1953

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York


B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975

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