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About The Book

The New York Times bestselling team behind Parker Looks Up returns with this Level 1 Ready-to-Read celebrating friendship that stays strong even over long distances!

Parker is writing to her friend, Gia, about the exciting sights she sees during her road trip across America. Even though Parker and Gia are far away from each other, they can still be best friends!

About The Authors

Photograph by Jessica Curry

Parker Curry, six years old, is a New York Times bestselling author and dynamic young mind with a love for ballet and reading. Currently, Parker is in first grade, where she loves to explore art and new books. Precocious Parker lives with her mother, father, younger sister, and baby brother. 

Photograph © Christa Houser, CALH Photography

Jessica Curry is a New York Times bestselling author, blogger, and work-at-home mama to three children Parker, Ava, and Cash. Jessica’s debut children’s picture book, written with her oldest daughter, Parker, was nominated for a 2020 NAACP Image Award. The mother-daughter duo have since penned four additional children’s books in hopes of inspiring others to dream big dreams. Jessica’s blog, Happy Mama Happy Babies, is an authentic motherhood and lifestyle platform that shares her family’s adventures, growth chronicles, and everything in between. Jessica and her family reside in Sherman Oaks, California.

About The Illustrators

Photograph by Brittany Jackson

Brittany Jackson (Bea for short) is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who attended the College for Creative Studies and is the grand prize winner and returned alumni of L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrator of the Future Award of 2007. Bea has worked in freelance as a character and outfit designer for various social networking and gaming platforms for more than eight years, though she is most publicly known in publishing as an illustrator.

Tajae Keith is a painter with a focus on character design currently based in Oakland, California. Inspired endlessly by rap, the heartbeat of the Black community, she explores the punk-esque nature of Blackness through dynamic shape language and expressive colors. A night owl by nature, you can find her at her desk painting under the cover of darkness with a cup of coffee close by.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (January 25, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665902588
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Lexile ® AD470L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ H These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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"A simple, sweet story about friendship that is a good addition for any collection."

– School Library Journal, February 2022

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