Signed Books by Colleen Paeff

You never knew you wanted to learn more about poo!

If you would like a signed and personalized with a name, this takes longer (a couple of weeks). Please pick your book and include the name you would like personalized. 

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About Colleen Paeff:

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Award-winning author Colleen Paeff received a Bachelor’s Degree in set design from California State University Fullerton, before becoming a bookseller, preschool teacher, and newspaper columnist. (She never did become a set designer!) Eventually, she figured out how to roll books, kids, and writing into one career––as a children’s book author. Her debut picture book, The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem (illustrated by Nancy Carpenter), received a 2022 Robert F. Sibert Informational Fiction Honor Award. She lives in Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about Colleen at or on Instagram and Twitter @ColleenPaeff.

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SKU: 9781534449299s
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

SKU: 9781534449299a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

A perfect mix of art, story, and fact honored as a 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. Engineering, history, and yes POOP all come together in a book that families and teachers will love to have in their collections. 

Released 8/31/21