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JON HOEFER DESIGN LLC // BOOKS

A Passion for Books

Over the years, Jon Hoefer has had the opportunity to work on several book projects, including publishing a collection of his Pun Intended cartoons which originated during his time at Syracuse University. He has written, illustrated and/or art directed four children's books to date.

"I presented Jon Hoefer with a very challenging book project. Jon delivered an exceptional product. In fact, he exceeded my expectations. Jon showed attention to detail and total professionalism. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.”


Tim Zagat, Co-Founder, Co-Chair & CEO

Zagat Survey

New York, NY

"Pun Intended: Welcome to the Punny Farm"

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Book details:

Title: "Pun Intended: Welcome to the Punny Farm!"
Created & illustrated by: Jonathan Hoefer
Publisher: Mascot Books

Publishing date: Fall 2017
Size: 8" x 10" x .5"
No. of pages: 38

Target audience: Approved for all ages

Book Description:

Welcome to the PUN-derfully witty, purposely playful book full of farm-fresh twists on common words and phrases. This laugh-out-loud, delightfully tongue-in-cheek collection from author and illustrator Jon Hoefer takes you on a side-splitting journey to the PUNNY farm and beyond! Whimsically illustrated and sprightly written, Pun Intended: Welcome to Punny Farm is the perfect way to bring a smile to audiences of all ages.

Amazon customer review: "Welcome to the Punny Farm!"

"I love this book!! And what's wonderful too is that you can share it with your entire family. The puns are clever, bright, appropriate, and of course, "punny!" You can read and re-read and still chuckle and truly laugh out loud again and again. What a great gift this is for, well, everyone!!"

"Lilly Lou Makes a New Friend"

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Book details:

Title: "Lilly Lou Makes a New Friend"  

Author: Mike Murphy

Illustrator: Jonathan Hoefer

Publisher: Mascot Books

Publication date: Winter 2018 

Size: 8" x 8" x .5"  

No. of pages: 48

Target audience: Young readers (2 - 4th grade)

Book description:

The Lilly Lou and Moozites stories give young readers and their families ideas about places to go in the United States, interplanetary travel, and how to befriend others who may not be like us or from our region of the country. Lilly Lous relationship with the Moozites opens up a world and universe of adventures for her. The books are intended to make children smile and want to know more about the world around them. Jonathan Hoefers illustrations give readers an opportunity to find emotion and a sense of wonder about the places we see and the people we can meet.

"Lilly Lou Goes to Washington, D.C."

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Book details:

Title: "Lilly Lou Goes to Washington, D.C."  

Author: Mike Murphy

Art Director & Design: Jonathan Hoefer

Illustrator: Radu Muresan

Publisher: Mascot Books

Publication date: Fall 2019 

Size: 8" x 8" x .5"  

No. of pages: 48

Target audience: Young readers (2 - 4th grade)

Book Description:

The Moozites have returned! Moozy Toozy and Moozy Woozy have brought their friends with them. Join them and Lilly Lou as they meet new people from Paddy’s World-Famous Pancake Place to Washington, D.C. Laughter and fun escapades await Lilly Lou and our Moozite pals. See if you can solve the mystery that surrounds the Giant Pandas. 

Amazon customer review: "Lilly Lou Makes a Friend"

"I loved reading this book. It is well written with great pictures...truly appropriate for kids of all ages. It is sweet, funny, creative, and a great read-aloud. I especially recommend this book for its message of friendship and acceptance. A book to make you smile!"

"Eddie Shapes Up"

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Book details:

Title: "Eddie Shapes Up"

Written by: Ed Koch & Pat Koch Thaler

Foreword by: Bill Clinton

Illustrated by: Jonathan Hoefer

Publisher: Zagat Publishing, NYC

Publication date: September 2011

Size: 8" x 10" x .5"  

No. of pages: 48

Target audience: All ages

Book description:

Zagat is proud to publish the children's book Eddie Shapes Up. Written by esteemed three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch and his sister, Pat Koch Thaler, Eddie Shapes Up is the story of a boy who with the support of his friends and family decides to change his lifestyle in order to make his life happier and healthier. With a foreword from President Bill Clinton and beautiful illustrations by Jonathan Hoefer, this anticipated bestseller will inspire readers of all ages to eat right, exercise regularly and to always join the fun.

Amazon customer review: "Eddie Shapes Up!"

"Our grandchildren were all captivated and entertained by this honest and entertaining new book on a topic they all hear a great deal about. Kids of all ages will love this 'easy to digest' message, the wonderful illustrations and the frank approach of this uniquely told tale."