Happy 2012! We’ve just released our first book of the year and the 10th in the JibJab Jr. library. “Goofy Grownup” is a story about a kid who imagines what it would be like to do any silly thing that comes to mind without any adult saying, “No!” From building a waterslide into the bathtub to living in a rainbow house, the kid imagines all of the amazing fun he could have if only he had the freedom of being a grownup.
As kids see themselves in these silly situations and imagine what they would do as the grownup them, hopefully moms and dads will remember what it was like to be a kid and let the goofy grownup inside have some fun in the new year.
About the Artist
Romney Caswell has illustrated since kindergarten. He grew up in Sebastopol, a small town in Northern California where he learned how to juggle on a unicycle while eating an apple. He studied animation at CalArts, and joined JibJab in 2009. One of his favorite books as a kid was Mrs. Piggle Wiggle whose house was upside down. When illustrating JibJab Jr. he draws them for “the younger me.”