Cover Reveal: THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT

The Cover Story

Actually, my cover story is very straight forward. I have a brilliant editor who chose a brilliant illustrator! When Maria Modugno at Random House Children’s Books read my text, she thought Ben Mantle would be the perfect illustrator. I knew from working on revisions with Maria that she “got” my text and knew what was best for the book.

And boy oh boy! Did she know what was best! Ben’s vision is wonderfully perfect and I can’t wait another minute to share it with you.

Well…maybe long enough for a short intro 🙂

There once was an author who let out a squeal

when the day came around for her cover reveal.

She loves it! Adores it! And can’t wait for you

to love and adore it and squeal along, too!

Are you eyes open wide?

Are you ready to squeal?

What a wonderful day. . .

. . . the cover reveal!

DRAGON cover

A knight,
a steed,
a squire,
a cook,
a lady,
a castle,
a moat,
plus one very hungry old
dragon add up to an hilarious
and rollicking tale about a
dragon who just can’t keep his
mouth closed . . . at least not
until he eats almost everything
in the Kingdom!
It’s not polite!

Available August 2015!!!


 

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Penny Parker Klostermann’s debut picture book, There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight, is coming from Random House Children’s Books, August 2015. You can follow her on Twitter @pklostermann and visit her website HERE. Penny is represented by Tricia Lawrence.

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44 responses to “Cover Reveal: THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT

  1. Catherine Johnson

    It’s fabulous, Penny! How exciting! It’s going to be a classic :0)

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  2. Oh, that’s a good dragon. Reminds me of Pete’s Dragon, nice and friendly. It’s shocking he would swallow a knight at all!

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  3. Love the cover! It’s exceptionally cute. The dragon’s expression is priceless.

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  4. Thrilling to get a peek!
    Will be making certain this is face-out at every bookstore I visit!

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  5. Rebecca C

    I’m squealing as I type! Fab cover and fab rhyming intro! I look forward to buying it next year.

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  6. SQUEAL, SQUEAL,SQUEAL! It’s beautiful. OMG, I can’t wait to get this book! And I love today’s poem too, Penny. Bravo!

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  7. GAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! GAH GAH GAH! That’s all I can say! You lucked out with Sir Ben Mantle (and how appropriate that his last name is a synonym for CLOAK)! I fancy myself a dragon connoisseur, and this one is priceless. Can’t tell you how excited I am to have YOUR BOOK on my shelf. Huge congrats, Penny. GAH!

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  8. Lindsey Lane

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

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  9. I LOVE IT!!!! The art, the design, everything is absolutely perfect!!!!! Congratulations!

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  10. Oh, me, oh, my! That bib! Have you noticed the fabulous use of shapes too? The triangle repetition? Perfect for a stupendous rhymer!

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  11. From the checkerboard horse to the knight who looks a little like Yukon Cornelius to the purple horns on the huge, greedy-yet-contented dragon (not to mention the fantastic text), this is killer good. I can’t wait for this book, and I don’t even have picture-book-age kids! (Luckily, I have a niece and nephew in EXACTLY the right age group!) Hooray for your wonderful cover!!!

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  12. Congrats Penny! It looks great. Soooo adorable.

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  13. carolegerber

    EEK! Amazing! Hilarious! Brilliant! I am squealing along, too! Congrats, Penny, for exceptional writing that quite rightly got an exceptional cover. Yea!

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  14. That must be as exciting as seeing your child for the first time! 🙂

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  15. tamaraellissmith

    So fun! I love the perspective, such a HUGE dragon but such a sweet look about him. The layout is gorgeous too. Oh you must be just beside yourself… congratulations!

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  16. Laura

    Major squealing here Auntie Penny!!! It’s perfect. The style, the colors, the shading, the balance, everything!! I especially love how Ben incorporated shapes and patterns…..the polka dot bib is delightful!

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  17. tinamcho

    Love it, Penny! Congratulations!

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  18. Joanna

    It’s you. It’s funny. It’s awesome.

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  19. LOVE IT!!! SO exciting! So happy for you! And how wonderful to see your name on the cover of a picture book!!! 🙂

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  20. You are every bit as amazing as Ben’s art. I totally want you to rhyme something for me one day. ❤

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  21. Ahhhh, Penny! It is PRECIOUS! I can’t wait for this!!

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  22. Janna Stegall

    OMG 😳 I love it! I can’t wait to get my hands on the the real deal. The grand kids are going to love that old dragon.

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  23. PENNY! The cover is stupendous, tremendous! Now how soon can we get it into our hot little hands??? Congratulations!!

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  24. congrats Penny! looks absolutely fab!

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  25. Oh, Penny, it’s fantastic! My sister-in-law is doing knights and dragons for her baby’s nursery. Guess what I’ll be ordering????

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  26. I’m squealing…squealing…squealing inf delight for you! It’s going to be a kid-pleaser in the book stores!

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  27. Robin S

    LOVE IT! How thrilling to see your name on a cover of the book you wrote. So very excited for you. I can’t wait to see the whole thing.

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  28. mariagianferrari

    Very exciting, Penny!! I love that dragon, and all of the humorous touches, especially that oh, so tiny bandana/bib. Can’t wait to see it in print! Congratulations!

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  29. A well-deserved squeeeeeeaaaaaaalllll!! That’s one delightful (not frightful) dragon, knight, and stead.
    Congratulations, Penny–can’t wait to read the book!

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  30. Joshua McCune

    Excelsior!

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  31. I love this cover so much. Penny, I’m so happy for you! This is wonderful! I can’t wait to read this with my little guy.

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  32. So much fun!!! I love it! YAY, Penny! 🙂

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  33. Thank you all so much for celebrating with me today! It means a lot to me that you joined the party to welcome this amazing cover to the world! Feeling the KidLit love 🙂

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  34. gayleckrause

    Wonderful cover. Good luck, Penny. Best wishes. 🙂

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  35. SO CUTE!!!! Congrats congrats congrats!!!! So very excited for you. 😀

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  36. This is a wonderful cover; it certainly has kid appeal. 🙂 I’m sure this book will sell well. yay! for you!

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  37. Christine Hayes

    Penny, your cover is incredible. Adorable. Spot-on perfection. Congrats!!!

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  38. AWESOME!!! *squeal* I love it! I adore it! 😉

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  39. Denise Bruce of Ingleside

    Penny!!! I’m always so behind lol but huge congratulations! !! It’s beeeeautifullllllllll! !!!!

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  40. Denise Bruce of Ingleside

    Ugh my comment isn’t working… trying again lol

    I’m sooooo of happy for you, Penny!!!! Huge congratulations! It’s beeeauuuuuutiiiiifullllll! !

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  41. Gorgeous! Can’t wait! Congratulations!

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