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Big Sister Coco: A Birthday Surprise

48 pages
Paw Prints Publishing
Big Sister Coco is sassy and smart, and she absolutely adores her little brother, Bo! Together, CoCo and Bo are ready to have fun and solve any problem or mystery that comes their way! In "A Birthday Surprise" three interconnecting stories told as an easy graphic novel will introduce emerging readers to this dynamic duo while highlighting their first mystery: How will Coco's help Bo figure out, prepare for, and enjoy his big fifth-birthday surprise!
Author Bio
Jesse Byrd is an international award-winning children's book author and the youngest NPR Board member. At 6'8", Jesse pivoted from playing basketball at UCSB to pursue his passion for storytelling. After working at Google in Silicon Valley and later EY in Dubai as Director of Communications for Middle East and North Africa, Jesse turned all of his energy toward his deepest love: making stories for youth and families with a focus on supporting diverse creators and #own voices material. He's written six children's books and helped produce over 40 others as an editor, art director, and publishing consultant. Jesse is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Lau Moraiti is a children's book illustrator from Uruguay. Some story themes she loves exploring are: growing up, finding your path, and learning to accept change. Her aim is to make readers feel "cozy and at home" through fun, engaging, and adorable worlds and characters. Her favorite mediums are watercolors and colored pencils.

Both Jesse and Lau are big siblings themselves!