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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kristi Valiant

Kristi Valiant’s love of dance led her to jump and jive in a Latin and swing dance group called The Fourth Street Alley Cats. Unfortunately, there were no penguins in the group. PENGUIN CHA-CHA is Kristi's first book as both author and illustrator. She's illustrating the upcoming picture book, PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS, written by Danielle Steel which combines Paris, a fashion runway show, a long-haired teacup Chihuahua, and a stylish little girl. Oh la la! Watch for Pretty Minnie in the fall of 2014 from Random House. Kristi has also illustrated THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN, CORA COOKS PANCIT, and the Little Wings chapter book series. Kristi volunteers as the Regional Advisor for the Indiana region of SCBWI. She lives in Indiana with her husband, little girls, and a room full of hippos, monkeys, and sneaky penguins.

Kristi's website: www.kristivaliant.com
Visit the dancing penguins: www.penguinchacha.com
Penguin Cha-Cha Storytime Activity Kit: http://www.penguinchacha.com/Penguin_Cha-Cha/activities.html


  1. Happy drawing: Pen-grin! : ) Love your dot! Thanks, Kristi!

  2. Thanks, Peter! What an honor to be part of this - love your book!