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Videos We Love: In the Studio with Kevin Henkes

Hooray for Penny! Penny has arrived on the 23rd floor and everyone is celebrating.



Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseChrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. I look forward to introducing Penny to my students. They love Kevin Henkes’ books and have a special fondness for Wemberly. I’m sure Penny will win their hearts as well.

  2. Kevin Henkes has been one of my favorite children’s authors for many, many years. I first read about him when I was a student at the University of Wisconsin, in his hometown of Madison. I have purchased all of his books and I have shared them with my children and my students over the years. Thank you Kevin for sharing your beautiful ideas with all of us, and for inspiring those of us who are pre-published authors.

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