The Truth About the Couch (Hardcover)

The Truth About the Couch By Adam Rubin, Liniers (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Truth About the Couch (Hardcover)

By Adam Rubin, Liniers (Illustrator)


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious picture book about everyone’s favorite piece of furniture.

Pssst! Hey. I'm here to tell ya what the furniture police don't want you to know... Listen close. I'll explain everything.

Most people think couches are just for sitting, or maybe napping, and don't give it a second thought. But did you know couches can go berserk if you don't feed them a steady diet of coins, cell phones, and remote controls? And did you know some couches are grown on a farm? (Where do you think the term couch potato comes from?) Some come from two chairs who love each other very much, and some are actually aliens in disguise. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...

This laugh-out-loud send-up of conspiracy theories brings Adam Rubin's trademark zany humor together with the richly expressive artwork of Macanudo creator Liniers to explore the totally, completely true (really! maybe?) history of the world's most beloved—and misunderstood—item of furniture.
Adam Rubin is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed picture books which have sold more than five million copies combined, including Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, High Five, Gladys the Magic Chicken, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce, the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. He also wrote the New York Times bestselling middle-grade story collections The Human Kaboom and The Ice Cream Machine, which was called “as delicious as a multilayer sundae” by Parents magazine.

Liniers is the author of more than thirty books, including the Eisner Award–winning Good Night, Planet. He is the creator of the daily comic strip Macanudo, which has been published in Argentina by La Nación since 2002 and in English-language collections in the United States since 2014. He received the Inkpot Award for his contributions to the world of comics in 2018. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @porliniers.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593619131
ISBN-10: 0593619137
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English
Praise for The Truth About the Couch:

"Full-on mayhem . . . Via this collection of musings, Rubin (High Five) proves as quippy as ever . . . perhaps prompting human readers to regard their own settees in a new and more appreciative light." —Publishers Weekly

"A hilarious send-up of conspiracy theories and adults’ attempts to shelter children from the real world . . . Funny and thought provoking.." —Kirkus Reviews

"The supremely silly story seems straightforward and then delightfully defies expectations, offering wildly inaccurate insights into furniture history and behavior. Garrulous graphite pencil and watercolor illustrations capture the hilarious high jinks with style and exuberance, and the clever stage-on-a-page depiction is a snazzy touch. A splendidly offbeat ode to the seemingly simple sofa." —Booklist