Steve Metzger grew up in Queens, New York. It was a quieter time… when kids could enjoy hours of unsupervised outdoor play with their friends. He was fortunate to have supportive parents and a wonderful younger sister, Lois, who is now a writer of amazing young-adult books. Mutti, Steve’s remarkable grandmother, was a source of unconditional love, something every child needs.
In his younger years, Steve had a variety of jobs – dishwasher, taxi driver, hotel room clerk, and import manager – before finding his true calling, working with children. He went to graduate school and received his teaching degree from “Bank Street College of Education.”
Steve spent 15 happy years as a classroom teacher. Afterward, he worked at Scholastic, where he had the opportunity to write children’s books. Seventy books later, he’s still writing… and loving it! Now, Steve lives with his wife, Nancy; daughter, Julia; and Biscuit, a talkative cat, in New York City.
In his newest book, The Bumble Brothers: Crazy for Comics, author Steve Metzger has created a hilarious read for kids. With the collaboration of illustrator Brian Schatell, this graphic novel is packed with colorfully illustrated boxes that clearly show the action, emotions, and ideas of the characters. Young readers will laugh out loud at the situations the brothers get themselves into. Parents, teachers, and librarians can use this as a tool to get hesitant readers to want to pick up this fun, fast-paced read.