Darlene Panzera

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Please look around and have some fun, but first I'd like to introduce you to my new upcoming children's book Riki and J.R.: The Big Bad Scary Mud Puddle!

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Riki is afraid of puddles. Can J.R. show Riki that water can be fun?

Riki doesn't want to disappoint her rider, but when she comes across a dark puddle on the wooded trail, she is very afraid and rather run home than walk through the scary wet stuff.

J.R. is a western rodeo horse. He's new to the barn and doesn't have many friends. The other horses at the barn think he is different because he spins around in strange patterns.

But when the two horses meet, it's non-stop fun as J.R. shows Riki how to conquer her fears.

Featuring vibrant full color illustrations, a bit of humor, and highlighting themes of friendship, diversity, and perseverance, this delightful story about these two friends is great for ages 3 to 8 but sure to charm horse lovers of all ages.

Based on two real life horses, readers have the opportunity to write to the real Riki and J.R. and receive a letter in return.

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