Parfait, Not Parfait! (Hardcover)

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"A favorite of our Storytime readings, this book tackles one of life’s most enduring questions: which things are parfait, and which are not?

Your child will confidently go off into the world with a newfound confidence as to which items are delicious desserts and which, for example,  might be wildlife, former presidents, and much more. With fantastic artwork and layout, if you’re looking for your next children’s book, look no further than Parfait, Not Parfait."--Reviewed by Stephen


A minimally worded, highly entertaining, and uniquely offbeat picture book that takes readers on a surprising wordplay journey that sort of makes sense but will totally make you laugh.

This must-read book is an innovative and deceptively simple journey of words that rhyme (or don't) with "parfait." Each page turn brings on the laughs as the clever story bounces from an uneaten parfait to seemingly random characters, including a duck, a toupée-wearing Shar-pei, horses playing "Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkay", and even. . . Abraham Lincoln. Throughout, bestselling artist Avery Monsen (All My Friends Are Dead) packs fun seek-and-finds, giving readers a chance to spot everything that rhymes with "parfait."

Irreverent and wholly original, Parfait, Not Parfait is a book full of irresistible layers, each one more satisfying than the last.

About the Author

Scott Rothman has sold screenplays to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony, and New Line Cinema. His screenwriting credits include “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner and "Army of One", starring Nicolas Cage. His humor writing has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, GQ, Grantland and McSweeney’s. Scott is a graduate of Colby College and received an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he now also teaches screenwriting. He lives in the Connecticut suburbs with his wife and three children.

Avery Monsen is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is the co-writer and illustrator of All My Friends Are Dead and the creator of I Am the Longest Dog. He has appeared on 30 Rock, High Maintenance, Maron, and in numerous commercials.

Praise For…

"The creators’ comic timing is worthy of a chef’s kiss, with digitally enhanced acrylic paintings that embrace the tomfoolery without overplaying it, and which offer additional “ay”-sounding visual jokes for close readers." —Publishers Weekly

"A fun, free-wheeling word partay." —Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250265814
ISBN-10: 1250265819
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English