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Steven Joseph

Non-Fiction Author
Possibly Cranky

Book cover of Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and lot and lots of Noodles

Coming soon from the brilliantly hilarious Steven Joseph

Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles

A feel good, smell good, and taste good story for children

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A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method

A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness:  The CrankaTsuris Method

The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris introduced
the kid readers to the tiniest, most dangerous dinosaur on the planet: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris.

All humans descended from this tiny dinosaur-and this follow-up book for adults examines how “crankiness” is part of our nature.

Using good humor throughout, Steven Joseph observes that we typically do not hesitate to pour out our CrankaTsuris all over our spouses, kids, parents, and siblings-and then there can be a CrankaTsuris retaliation. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a CrankaTsuris food fight.

The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris

Many people grew up believing that dinosaurs became extinct when the Dark Ages arrived, but that’s only partly true.

Yes, the Dark Ages did come, but one cranky dinosaur survived and became mankind’s oldest ancestor: the TyrantoCrankaTsuris.

In this playful, imaginative tale that draws inspiration from Jewish culture, author Steven Joseph reminds children and adults alike that we all have a little TyrantoCrankaTsuris in us and encourages readers to balance their woes with the positive things in life in pursuit of a happier world.

Book cover of The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris
Writer Steven Joseph holding fingers to temples with pained expression

Steven Joseph – Embracing Crankiness One Book at a Time

Steven Joseph is an excellent attorney and a remarkable writer. He’s gone from writing comprehensive legal briefs to penning award-winning non-fiction for children and adults.

Being a son of a Holocaust Survivor, Steven recognizes and celebrates his Jewish heritage. Most of his writing is based on the concept of survival, which was ubiquitous in the household he grew up in, and acknowledgment which, he learned through his zen practice. As a crankiness expert, Steven can help you manage your emotions, embrace your crankiness, and improve communication with friends and family.

Steven is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris and The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankinessthat releases soon. Sign up to stay informed.


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