Established in July 2013 in a merger between Penguin and Random House, Penguin Random House, with nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, more than 15,000 new titles published each year, and close to 800 million print, audio, and eBooks sold annually, is the world’s leading trade book publisher. Like its predecessor companies, Penguin Random House is committed to publishing adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print editions and is a pioneer in digital publishing. Its publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.Robert Roper
is a commercial artist who has created illustrations, animations, and designs for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Scholastic, Inc., Random House, National Geographic, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He’s illustrated 30 Dora the Explorer books, as well as books for Thomas the Tank Engine, Samurai Jack, and the Rugrats. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.