Are you having a bad weather day? You should try Dr. Lancaster's Portable Weather Machine. Want to rise above it all? Check out Dr. Torrance's Anti-Gravity Belt. Yes, THE GUILD OF GENIUSES has created many fantastic inventions to satisfy humanity's most pressing needs...
So when Fred's best friend Mr. Pip seems a little down, Fred knows just who to call. The Guild introduces Mr. Pip to other monkeys (in case he was lonely) and throws him a parade (so he can feel important). But it turns out Fred may hold the solution after all -- and he doesn't have to be a genius to be a good friend.
Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks
, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses
and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Visit his website at www.dantat.com.