Randall de Seve made her debut as an author with the New York
Times bestseller Toy Boat, illustrated by Loren Long.
She is also the author of The Duchess of Whimsy, illustrated
by her husband, Peter de Seve. Randall lives with Peter and their
two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.
To learn more about Randall de Seve, go to www.randalldeseve.com
Loren Long has puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles as Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, Drummer Boy, The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper, Toy Boat by Randall de Seve, Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna, and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama. Loren lives in a suburb of Cincinnati with his wife and their two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first.
To learn more about Loren Long and his books, go to www.lorenlong.com or www.otisthetractor.com
Praise for TOY BOAT
* "The streamlined text is straightforward, letting the amazing art do much of the work. Long's acrylic, hyperrealistic pictures, awash with many shades of blue, are so substantial they seem to be molded from clay, and his expansive double-page spreads effectively convey the perspectives and differences in the size between the full-size boats and the boy's beloved toy. A harmonious ending brings the story full circle. With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review
"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly