Tony Baloney is a macaroni penguin. He loves fish tacos, Little Green Walrus Guys, his stuffed animal, Dandelion, and anything with wheels. He does not love trouble...but trouble loves him. Sometimes, when he is tired of Bossy Big Sister Baloney and exasperated with the Bothersome Babies Baloney, Dandelion behaves badly. And then, Tony must say he is sorry, which is not always easy for him.
For all middle children, mischief makers, and boys in a girls' world, Tony Baloney is sure to become a new hero!
Pam Munoz Ryan Pam is the author of more than thirty books for young readers, including the ALA Notable picture books MICE AND BEANS, illustrated by Joe Cepeda, and WHEN MARIAN SANG and AMELIA AND ELEANOR GO FOR A RIDE, both illustrated by Brian Selznick. Her spring 2010 novel, THE DREAMER, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Peter Sand#237;s, has been hailed by Booklist as "a classic." She lives in Southern California with her family.
Edwin is the illustrator of two books by Barbara Kerley, WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, a Sibert Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award winner, and THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY), as well as Shana Corey's MERMAID QUEEN, a Parents' Choice Award winner. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his family.