A comic for brand new readers that will excite the imagination and warm the heart!
When Penelope the Fox drops her heart into the sea, she’s swept off on a perilous journey, dodging sharks and royal cat- guards until a cartwheeling chicken leads her to the land of lost things. And as readers follow Penelope (and her heart!), they will learn what is truly precious.
Brazilian-British artist Thereza Rowe brings her bold, graphic, and imaginative illustrations to the storybook format for the very first time in a stunning visual narrative that works as a gorgeous stand-alone picture book while incorporating all the best qualities of a level one TOON Book. Hearts is a perfect entry-level comic picture book for brand-new readers, with a message that readers of any age will appreciate. This tale of heartache, friendship, and adventure will dazzle readers with its exotic settings and animals, and warm the hearts of parents and children alike.
by Thereza Rowe
Dimensions: 9" x 6"
Available January 7, 2014
TOON Level: 1
Lexile Level: BR
Guided Reading Level: G Reading Recovery Level: 11-12
Praise for Thereza Rowe
“It’s truly wonderful stuff and it’s refreshing to see something so unabashedly playful. It’s no hard task to imagine that her illustrations would be enjoyed by children and the playfulness of them would really stimulate a kid’s imagination.”
— The Fox Is Black
“...beautifully infectious work hallmarked by a very distinctive
signature style which is often playful and richly patternistic.”
“When you first look at the work of London-based illustrator Thereza Rowe, you instantly feel warm and fuzzy inside. Her vivid paper designs remind us that it’s never too late to have a childhood.”
About the Author
Thereza Rowe is a Brazilian-British artist living in London, England. She says: "My favorite tools are color, shape, and imagination. I daydream about magic clocks, flying fish, enchanted forests—the list goes on. I work alone in the studio, so my cats, Flash and her sister Kitty, have always been my best companions (we talk to each other in five languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and...Meow-purr.) When Flash went to cat's heaven, it was like half of my heart had been ripped out. As I was wallowing in my own misery, suddenly came a wee voice: 'Whatever happens, never lose your heart. Everything is going to be just fine.' That's when I started doodling Penelope—I think of myself as a fox—sitting on a cliff, and I wondered what would happen if I really lost my heart..."