Best-selling Abilene author Penny Parker Klostermann’s delightful children’s book, There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight, first published in 2015, is coming out in a board book edition (Random House, $8.99).
           The book’s national launch is Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Penny will celebrate by signing books that day at Texas Star Trading Company from 4-5:30 p.m.
           Even though it’s a board book, it’s not a condensed version of the story, which features an old dragon who goes around devouring everything in his path – a steed, a squire, a cook, a lady, even a castle and a moat, until finally he starts to bloat. And then what?
           There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight was a Texas Star best-seller in 2015 and 2016. We know of two very grand children who love the tale and can even recite part of it. The more durable board book (also featuring Ben Mantle’s wonderful illustrations) should give the story renewed life, especially with younger kids. Board books make good baby shower gifts.
           If you would like a personalized/autographed copy and can’t make it to the book signing, call us at (325) 672-9696 and we’ll save however many you want. You can also order online and we can send the book to you after the book signing.
           Penny also is the author of another wonderful children’s book, A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale, published (with illustrator Mantle) by Random House in 2017.