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Join Patrick Picklebottom as he sets out to prove that all it takes is one good book and the power of his imagination to go on endless, exciting adventures.
With only a penny in his pocket, Patrick Picklebottom buys an old book from a kindly shop owner, but as he races home to read it, he passes friends who are each engaged in hi-tech, expensive games and toys. Will Patrick be able to ignore the allure of these more modern gadgets and find excitement in his book?
Without being preachy, Patrick Picklebottom and the Penny Book promotes literacy by highlighting the fun and imagination that comes from books, and encourages a love of reading.
About the Author
Mr. Jay (Jay Miletsky) is a reformed advertising executive who has shifted his focus to the far more challenging (and rewarding) world of children's book publishing. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amanda, and seven year old daughter, Bria, who is the inspiration for much of his writing.
Gary Wilkinson is a freelance children's illustrator and caricature artist. Born in Hull, England, Gary soon moved to Kagawa, Japan after completing his BA in "Product Design and 3D animation" at Huddersfield University. Working on illustration for both print and film, his work has been featured in the "Japan Times" newspaper and in music videos and educational textbooks. Gary also draws live and realistic caricatures for publication and private commission.