Written and Illustrated by Watt Hamlett and Jill Olinger Vinson
Hardcover; 36 full-color pages; 10 x 8
Published by Mascot Books
Cover Price $15.95
Once upon a time at Frying Pan Park
Early in the morning, while it was still dark
Before the sounding of the rooster alarm
Six animals slipped quietly from Kidwell Farm
To spend a day in Herndon!
Join Sadie the Cow, Digby the Pig, Sol and Luna the Sheep, Marguerite the Chicken and Willie the Mouse as they spend one summer day exploring Herndon. Their adventures take them to the W&OD Trail, Bready Park, Farmer's Market, Fortnightly Library, Herndon Community Center pool, ArtSpace, Dranesville Tavern, and more. Find out how much fun they can have before heading back to the farm!
(co-author, co-illustrator) lives next door to Herndon in Reston, Virginia. He and his wife Julie Price are the proud parents of two sons, Nathan and Benji. When he’s not having fun being an author, Watt is technology consultant to nonprofits and plays in the local cover band Mandatory Recess. This is his second book.
(co-author, co-illustrator) lives in Herndon with her husband Aaron and their sons Jonas and Kyhl. She grew up in neighboring Reston where she looked forward to attending the Herndon Festival every spring (she still does!). She loves the amazing community that she is surrounded by in Herndon and enjoys volunteering her time at local Herndon institutions. You can frequently find her walking downtown to enjoy all of the sights and sounds of Herndon, just like the characters in this book!
This book is made possible by the support of over one hundred individuals, families, and businesses. The authors wish to thank them for their generosity and are pleased to recognize them here:
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