You're Wearing That to School?!
Publication Date: June 2013
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"Oh, yes, yes!" Penelope is so excited about the first day of school that she's doing her happy hippo dance. She can't wait to wear her rainbow sparkle outfit, bring her favorite stuffed toy for show-and-tell, and share a big picnic lunch with all her new friends.
"Oh, no, no!" says her best pal Tiny, who started school last year. He has a few tips for Penelope about fitting in without sticking out.
The two friends' very different ways of handling peer opinion create hilarious scenes that will erase any anxiety before the first day of school.
Land Wilson was born and raised in Marin County, CA. Throughout his life, Land has been drawn to many different forms of artistic expression. Land enjoyed woodworking as a young boy, theater in high school, arts management in college, internships with the San Francisco Opera Center, art history studies in Paris, and apprenticeships in art restoration. His interest in writing commenced in college and has evolved over the course of a long career in business. Writing has become his favorite form of personal artistic expression. Growing up in an area known for its strong environmental leadership, he developed a deep appreciation for nature as a child. Land's motivation for writing Sofia's Dream stemmed from his interest in environmental protection. He wanted to encourage children to love and respect nature in a deep and meaningful way. He had read that viewing the Earth from a distance was an experience that genuinely transforms a person's thinking about our planet, so as part of his research he interviewed three Apollo astronauts. These impactful interviews ultimately served as his inspiration to write what would one day become Sofia's Dream. Land's interests include walking, mountain bike riding, escaping to the beach or the mountains, playing with family and friends, and nurturing his vegetable garden. He lives in San Rafael, California with his wife and two children.