Hearts Cover


By Thereza Rowe; Thereza Rowe (Illustrator)

Toon Books, Hardcover, 9781935179597, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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. Young readers will fall in love with Thereza Rowe's bold and playful designs. And as they follow Penelope (and her heart ), they will learn what is truly precious.

About the Author
Thereza Rowe is a Brazilian-British artist living in London. Of this, her first book, she says that inspiration for the story came at a particularly hard time in her life: "Suddenly came a wee voice saying, '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."