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Dad Illustrates His Daughter's Best One-Liners

Dad illustrates his daughter's best quotes and one-liners

We've all heard it a million times: Kids say the darndest things.

But if you're Martin Bruckner's wisecracking 3-year-old Harper, you say the most hilariously offbeat, worthy-of-a-kid's-book kinda things. So known is Harper for her trademark zingers, that her dad recently started a pretty popular Tumblr devoted entirely to the tot's one-liners. And after catching on like wildfire, the blog has spawned an equally adorable kids' book, due out next year.

He calls both the blog and the upcoming book "Spaghetti Toes"—so named after one memorable night little Harper told her dad, "Please don't put spaghetti between your toes" during dinner—and it is seriously worth a read-through. Not just for the randomly adorable quotes from little Harper, but also for the truly inspired way her creative dad has chosen to illustrate each one.

Naturally, it wasn't long until people started responding to them—and sharing the hilarious musings of their own kids.

"Pretty much the first day I started the Facebook and Tumblr pages, I had parents replying to me with the things their children say to them," Bruckner told the Huffington Post.

The father of one, who works as an art director for a children's clothing company by day, first drew up the spaghetti toes drawing as a print for his wife on Mother's Day. Soon after, the idea for the blog was born. Suddenly, he says, all of the "absurd, hilarious and gross things we say in my home on a daily basis" were his inspiration.

But Bruckner's quote illustrations, which he also sells on Etsy, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this dad's creativity. He and his wife, Michelle, also work together on a project they call Creatureland Studio. Using a mix of animation, embroidery and their killer creative chops, the pair take children's drawings and, in their words, "bring them to life."

Looks like there's no end to what this creative pops can do.

All photos/illustrations by Martin Bruckner via Spaghetti Toes and Creatureland Studios

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