Eager readers ventured to the Blue Bunny Books and Toys in Dedham Square on Saturday to meet the creators of a new children's picture book.
Written by Dedham residents Paul Reynolds and his twin brother Peter H. Reynolds, "Going Places" (Simon & Schuster's Antheneum Books) was officially released on Saturday, and the brothers were on-hand in Dedham to sign copies to fans and patrons.
The book marks the first time the two have been published together, and focuses on two elementary school students who participate in a school-wide go-cart building and racing contest.
"Going Places" is based on an animated film called "Above & Beyond," which was produced by FableVision with The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national coalition of education and business leaders calling for the deliberate integration of 21st century skills into education.
The book is available for purchase at The Blue Bunny in Dedham, and signed and personalized copies of "Going Places" can be ordered online through FableVision Learning, which also offers a free "Going Places Activity Guide" available for download.
Peter H. Reynolds, also co-owner of the Blue Bunny Books and Toys in Dedham, is a longtime children's book author and illustrator of several books, including "The Dot," "Ish," "Sky Color," "The North Star," "The Museum" and the "Judy Moody & Stink series," among others. Paul Reynolds, CEO of FableVision, is also currently a member of the Dedham Board of Selectmen.
The brothers have another children’s book due out this fall with Charlesbridge Publishing titled "Full Steam Ahead!", the debut title in the "Sydney & Simon" early reader chapter book series, which brings STEM education to early elementary students in a playful, story-based way.