Interview with William Sulit, illustrator of Trini's Big Leap

Interview with William Sulit, illustrator of Trini's Big Leap

Our latest book, Trini’s Big Leap by Alexander de Wit and Beth Kephart, with illustrations by William Sulit, concerns a talented little girl who says, “I can do that,” about everything she tries at the gym. But what happens when a new activity isn’t all that easy for her? Earlier this summer we asked the co-authors and illustrator a few questions about trying new things, about overcoming obstacles and fears, about giving and receiving advice, and about books they loved as a kid that have stuck with them into adulthood.

PCB: Why is it important for kids to try new things? Why is it important for adults to try new things? 

WS: Well, it’s all about learning. I think kids try new things intuitively—it’s the adults I worry about.

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Interview with Beth Kephart, co-author of Trini's Big Leap

Interview with Beth Kephart, co-author of Trini's Big Leap

Our latest book, Trini’s Big Leap by Alexander de Wit and Beth Kephart, with illustrations by William Sulit, concerns a talented little girl who says, “I can do that,” about everything she tries at the gym. But what happens when a new activity isn’t all that easy for her? Earlier this summer we asked the co-authors and illustrator a few questions about trying new things, about overcoming obstacles and fears, about giving and receiving advice, and about books they loved as a kid that have stuck with them into adulthood.

PCB: Why is it important for kids to try new things? Why is it important for adults to try new things? 

BK: We are blessed with this one life that unspools and unspools at what feels like ever-increasing speed. Every day presents a question: Will I remain within the bounds of the world I know best, or will I nudge against the boundaries and discover (and therefore become) just a little bit more?

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Interview with Alexander de Wit, co-author of Trini's Big Leap

Interview with Alexander de Wit, co-author of Trini's Big Leap

Our latest book, Trini’s Big Leap by Alexander de Wit and Beth Kephart, with illustrations by William Sulit, concerns a talented little girl who says, “I can do that,” about everything she tries at the gym. But what happens when a new activity isn’t all that easy for her? Earlier this summer we asked the co-authors and illustrator a few questions about trying new things, about overcoming obstacles and fears, about giving and receiving advice, and about books they loved as a kid that have stuck with them into adulthood.

PCB: Why is it important for kids to try new things? Why is it important for adults to try new things?

AdW: Science extensively shows that children have a remarkable ability to learn and that their learning experiences shape their foundations for their adult life.

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The Not In Here Story Reviewed on Adoption.Com

The Not In Here Story Reviewed on Adoption.Com

It’s always thrilling to see one of our books get reviewed. I guess it’s like watching your best friend hit a home run or get a standing ovation or something. It’s especially thrilling when a book gets reviewed years after its release date.

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Announcing Penny Candy Bundles!

Announcing Penny Candy Bundles!

Penny Candy is all about sparking big conversations between kids and their adults through our thought-provoking picture books. And now, with the introduction of our Bundles, we’ve made it easier than ever to find the right books or book start those conversations!

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Announcing Penny Candy Subscriptions!

Penny Candy Books is pleased to announce its new book subscription service. Penny Candy Subscriptions is available in two different packages: Friends & Family and Books for Good.

Friends & Family Subscription

Want to share our books with your loved ones?

Subscribers to our Friends & Family package receive Penny Candy’s thought-provoking picture books four times a year.

Delivered once a quarter, our Friends & Family package contains a mix of four new and backlist titles that your family will love reading and discussing for years to come. Annual Friends & Family subscriptions are $70 per quarter. Price includes shipping.

Want to help us share our books with organizations doing good work?

Subscribers to our Books for Good package make it possible for us to donate significant quantities of our books to non-profits each quarter.

When you become a Penny Candy Books for Good subscriber at one of three levels, you are helping to put books in the hands of kids and adults who need them most. Give the gift of big conversations by becoming a Books for Good subscriber today. Quarterly payments at three different levels:

  • Patron: $50 a quarter = 3 books donated a quarter

  • Super Patron: $100 a quarter = 6 books donated a quarter

  • Fairy Godperson: $200 or more per a quarter = at least 12 books donated a quarter 

In the coming weeks we’ll be announcing the non-profit will be supporting first. Sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned for details!

Sign up for Penny Candy’s Friends & Family or Books for Good package—or both!—here.

And thank you for your interest in Penny Candy Books!