Amy the Red Panda Is Writing the Best Story in the World

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Greenwillow Books
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11.38 X 9.31 X 0.31 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Colleen AF Venable is an author, designer, and maker. Her books include the YA graphic novel Kiss Number 8 (illustrated by Ellen T. Crenshaw), the quirky counting boardbook One More Wheel (illustrated by Blythe Russo). Her graphic novel series Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye (illustrated by Stephanie Yue) was nominated for an Eisner for Best Publication for Kids and awarded "Best Book" recognition from Kirkus Reviews, NYPL, Bank Street, and the Junior Library Guild. In 2017 she was named a Publisher's Weekly StarWatch Top 5 Finalist.
Ruth Chan is an illustrator and author who spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada, her teens in China, a number of years studying art and education, and a decade working with youth and families in underserved communities. She now writes and illustrates full-time in Brooklyn, New York. Visit for more info.


"A paean to playfulness and following one's own vision as essential to creativity. ...A story that may encourage readers to be writers, too."--Kirkus Reviews
"This metafictional episode matches a funny yarn-spinner with a rain of big letters that drop into sight...a simple story emerges--one that will draw the wayward audience members back and leave them eager for more. Young would-be-writers who are likewise stuck will come away with fresh resolve."--Booklist
"Letters rain down as Amy, an adorable red panda, strives to write the best story in the world. ...A lighthearted look at the storytelling process, best suited for one-on-one and small group sharing."--School Library Journal