Join NYTimes best-selling children’s author Audrey Penn (The Kissing Hand) for a special Story Time at The Regulator in celebration of her new book, Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover. Since this book is about sleepovers, pajamas are welcome! Audrey will read and lead the kids in an activity from the book. For ages 3-8; siblings, caregivers, and kids at heart are welcome! Free.
Audrey Penn started her first career as a ballerina dancing with the National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and the Danny Diamond Dance Theatre. She also served as alignist and choreographer for the U.S Figure Skating Team in preparation for the Pan American Games (1973), and for the 1976 Olympic Gymnastics team. In 1980, she became too ill with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) to continue dancing, so she turned to writing children's books for her creative outlet. Penn is the author of the best-sellingThe Kissing Hand series for children. She lives in Durham, NC.