Audrey Penn is the author of numerous children's books, including the Chester Raccoon series, which includes the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand. Audrey lives in Durham, North Carolina. For more information, go to audreypenn.com. Mike Yamada is the illustrator of Bedtime Blastoff! He works as an animation production designer based in Pasadena, California. Mike has contributed to many animated films, including Kung Fu Panda 2, How to Train Your Dragon, and Big Hero 6. Visit him online at myamada.com.
Praise for The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper: A #1 New York Times bestseller A 2007 NEA Survey Educators' Top 100 Children's Book Praise for A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Barbara Leonard Gibson "Penn understands the powerful pull of old-fashioned sentiment." -- Publishers Weekly Praise for Bedtime Blastoff! by Luke Reynolds and illustrated by Mike Yamada: "Yamada's digital illustrations amplify the creativity of this duo, offering detailed images of the child's bedroom as it becomes a sort of infinite and diverse playground. ... With its simple, declarative text and lively illustrations, this is an ideal story for transportation-themed storytimes or for launching kids to bedtime." -- Kirkus Reviews