Stories are more fun to read aloud when you know more about the people who wrote them.
Anna Dewdney is author of the popular Llama Llama picture books, which include Llama Llama Red Pajama and Llama Llama Mad at Mama. (Why the anger? A boring shopping trip.) Here Dewdney and actress Bridget Moynahan attend a reading event at the Empire State Building last October. The author, the mother of two daughters, notes she held many jobs (as a waitress, mail carrier, furniture salesman, and teacher) before becoming a bestselling writer.