Two girls on a play date learn there’s more to each other than meets the eye with a little help from their dolls in this exciting picture book adventure. Penny and Penelope are very different dolls. Penelope is a sweet princess, while Penny is a fierce secret agent. Penelope wants to ride her pony through the countryside, while Penny wants to wrestle alligators. How can they possibly get along playing in an imaginary kingdom? Luckily, Penny and Penelope are more than their packaging. After all, you can’t judge a doll by its outfit.
Dan Richards grew up in a small town eating meat, avoiding vegetables, and cheering at the annual Irrigation Festival parade. He’s a graduate of the University of Washington’s Writing For Children Program, where he wrote his first picture book, The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters. Stu Truly is Dan’s debut novel. He lives with his family in Bothell, Washington. You can learn more about him at DanRichardsBooks.com.
I’m a Character Designer and Illustrator based in Atlanta, GA. From making fun, whimsical characters to exploring the richness of culture through illustration; creating art and telling stories is what I thrive on. Character design clients include Cartoon Network, HBO, Univision, and Comedy Central as well as advertising illustration.
For publishing work I am represented by Astound US Agency. I’ve had the privilege to illustrate children’s books for Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Quarto, Capstone and Albert Whitman. For inquiries on illustration for books please contact: [email protected]