- The Studio - 20140115- Loren Long and John Kenyon

Otis Christmas book coverLoren Long illustrated President Barack Obama's picture book Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to  My Daughters and pop star Madonna's picture book Mr. Peabody's Apples. Children love Loren best, though, for the books he writes and illustrates about Otis, a friendly, brave farm tractor. Loren's picture book Otis was a New York Times Best Seller. On October 3, 2013 over 2,460,000 children enjoyed Otis because Jumpstart, a children's literacy program, selected it as its 2013 Read for the Record book. How did a guy who admits he didn't like to read as kid launch such an amazing career in children's books? Find out this week on The Studio with Cheryl!

Also, this week, John Kenyon, Executive Director of Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, details all the amazing free events for children taking place in Iowa City January 17th - 19th during the One Book Two Book Celebration of Children's Literature in the City of Literature. Loren Long is the event's keynote speaker. Tune in this week for a very special show!