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Spotlight on ‘Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting’ by Jennifer Swanson by ~ Me ~
June 6, 2009, 6:45 pm
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Penny and Rio cover Title: Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting
Author: Jennifer Swanson
Genre: Children’s/Early Reader
ISBN: 9780982256015
Publication Date: January 2009
Pages: 43
Price: $11.99
Publisher: Mirror Publishing

Penny and Rio are two dogs who are complete opposites. Penny is curious and always on the go, while Rio prefers a good nap. At their new house, Penny discovers that their backyard is the meeting place for several different animals.

Penny doesn’t know why a cat, a groundhog, a squirrel, and an owl could possibly be meeting, but she knows she has to find out. She comes up with an ingenious plan for spying on them and discovers their plot. She has to stop them – but can she get her sister dog, Rio, to help her or will Rio decide that sleep is more important?

Follow along as these two pet detectives, Penny and Rio, solve the first of many cases in Penny and Rio: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting by Jennifer Swanson.

About the author: Jennifer Swanson was born with the love of reading. At the age of 5, she was already writing and illustrating her own stories. When she was in second grade, she wrote a play and coerced her friends to help her produce it. She has been writing ever since.

Jennifer is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a member of the Florida Writer’s Association.

She donates a portion of her proceeds to a local Jacksonville pet rescue
organization, G.R.E.A.T. Rescue and has also recently teamed with Pawsitive Pets, a local organization that takes dogs into schools to help children learn to read.

Purchase book here.

Visit author’s website here.

Posted by Dara England.

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