Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friends for Dilly

My fourth picture book, A New Friend for Dilly will be out soon. In this one Dilly searches from A to Z to find the perfect friend. Lisa Oakman has illustrated the second book just as wonderful as she did the first. Dilly not only picks out a perfect friend for himself, but gets to meet 26 adorable animal friends. But seriously ... are 26 friends really enough?

I don't think so.

Neither does Dilly, which is why we're asking if YOU would like to be his friend. Most people know about the Flat Stanley Project where a flat version of a book character is mailed around. That's what I'd like to do with Dilly. If you're interested in hosting Dilly, please email me your mailing address at renamoodyblue@yahoo.com and I'll start making a list. I'll send Dilly to the first person and will then contact whoever has Dilly as to where to send him next.

Feel free to keep Dilly as long as you like. He'd love to meet your family, your pets, your home, and see things unique to where you live. You can take pictures, keep a journal, or do whatever you like. I'd love to make a slide show of his adventures when we're done. I'll have a spot on the back of Dilly for you to sign name and city to keep track of where he's visited. As you can see from the picture above, he's already traveled to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. He had a great time and loved seeing the moose there. So, if you'd like to host Dilly, please let us know. He'd love to visit you!


  1. Have I told you lately how amazing I think you are :-)?

  2. Oh Rena,
    I am SO excited to hear about this. As soon as it's available, I want to send the info to my brother so he can purchase one for his little boy and girl. LOVE your books. :)


  3. I'd love to have Dilly come to my house for a visit, and maybe even have his picture taken with Katie Kitten...provided she promises to play nice. Just let me know what I need to do.

  4. Rena! Send Dilly to France. He'd love it. Lots of cheese!


  5. Fun fun! Sign me up. I think Dilly will love NC!