A graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Alexandra Penfold began her career in publishing as a children’s book publicist at Simon & Schuster where she worked on media campaigns that appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and NPR’s All Things Considered. For eight years she served as an editor at Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster working on award-winning books for young readers of all ages. She is currently a literary agent with Upstart Crow Literary representing children book authors and illustrators as well as select adult projects.
Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. She is the author-illustrator of Confiscated and I Love Monkey. Her previously illustration work includes books: All Are Welcome, 100 Bugs, Naughty Claudine Christmas, and Samanthasaurus Rex. She has won portfolio honors award at Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in NYC and the Summer Conference Mentorship.
Over the years, she’s done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to animating award-winning video games. Before moving into children’s book publishing she was the Animation Lead at Sucker Punch Productions for Sly Cooper trilogy of games that were awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences “Innovation in Art Direction”, “Innovation in Animation” and “Children’s Title of the Year”. She has lectured and taught illustration an animation around the US, England and Japan.
“The little cast is expressive and energetic, and the reward for their hard work—a cleaned-up lot, a fabulous tire swing, and a gleeful, communal puddle splash—feels well-deserved.” –Publishers Weekly
“As with its predecessor, its strength is again the diversity on display in its pages.” –Kirkus Reviews
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