Bernie Bridges, the most popular fourth grader at Rotten School, has got it made with loyal friends, a girlfriend (even if she pretends she’s not), and even a heated waterbed! But what Bernie doesn’t have is a solid-gold digital watch with forty-two functions like his archrival Sherman Oaks.
But Bernie has a plan to get it. Bernie always has a plan! It’s time for a blueberry pie eating contest. Winner takes all!
Packed with three dozen hilariously disgusting half-tone illustrations by Trip Park, readers won’t be able to resist the madness at Rotten School—where good is good, bad is better, and rotten is the absolute best!
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About the Author
Trip Park grew up in Ithaca, New York, and went to college at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was first drawn to advertising. He then moved to Chicago, later New York, where he joined advertising agencies and worked on kids’ favorites including Cap’n Crunch, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, and Ronald McDonald. His children’s commercials have won numerous awards. But advertising also brought something equally as rewarding. There he got to work with some of his favorite illustrators. Watching these artists create their pieces inspired Trip Park to try his hand at illustrating himself.Trip Park has illustrated a number of children's books including Gopher Up Your Sleeve, written by Tony Johnston, Trout, Trout, Trout! (A Fish Chant) and Ant, Ant, Ant! (An Insect Chant), both written by April Pulley Sayre. He has also developed characters and helped animate commercials for Nickelodeon, The California State Fair, Lego, and many others. When Rotten School came along, the opportunity to translate to the drawing board R.L. Stine’s cast of kids was a wonderful chance to combine his love for children’s illustration with this group of rotten students. His work can be seen at www.tripparkproductions.com.Trip lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laura and four children.
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:Columbus, Ohio
Education:B.A., Ohio State University, 1965