Established in July 2013 in a merger between Penguin and Random House, Penguin Random House, with nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, more than 15,000 new titles published each year, and close to 800 million print, audio, and eBooks sold annually, is the world's leading trade book publisher. Like its predecessor companies, Penguin Random House is committed to publishing adult and children's fiction and nonfiction print editions and is a pioneer in digital publishing. Its publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world's most widely read authors. Jason Fruchter has been an animator and illustrator for children's media for decades. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in 1992, and later moved to New York City to work for MTV Animation. In 2001, he cofounded A&J Studios, and has worked with Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Sanrio. His books include Callie's Cowgirl Twirl, Christmas Countdown, and Alphabet Magic. He lives in Seattle, Washington.