#1 New York Times bestselling authors Kristen Bell (Frozen) and Benjamin Hart are bringing their beloved characters from The World Needs More Purple People to Step into Reading! Get ready to ride a bike around the neighborhood in this Step 2 leveled reader!
Penny loves her purple bike. And she really loves riding it to visit friends! Penny’s neighborhood is filled with friends young and old. They love to garden, play music, and spend time together as a community. Come along for a ride, and practice the purple skills of curiosity, kindness, and more!
Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart are bringing their inclusive purple world to Step into Reading with a joyous message of embracing the things that bring us together as humans, while celebrating what makes you uniquely YOU! Step 2 Readers
use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Kristen Bell is a mostly grown adult who spends much of her time pretending to be other people. She finds this pursuit oddly rewarding, mostly because of the free food. She is also an actress and producer who has starred in such films as Frozen, Bad Moms,
and Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
as well as the television series The Good Place
and Veronica Mars.
She has been a guest editor for Parents
magazine and has been featured in parenting articles on platforms like Motherly, Real Simple, Babble,
and more. She also produces and stars in the web series Momsplaining
Benjamin Hart is a mostly grown adult who spends his time on a rock, floating through space. He is reminded of this almost daily by his neighbor Frank. He is also a multidisciplinary designer and creative director. He is currently a principal partner and the co-president of Brains on Fire, a creative agency that specializes in building communities and sparking social movements through the power of identity and narrative. Benjamin has worked on numerous projects and campaigns focused on early childhood development and education.
Together the duo are #1 New York Times
bestselling authors of The World Needs More Purple People
and also helped launch a new company in 2019 called Hello Bello, which provides families with access to premium and more natural baby products at affordable prices.
Daniel Wiseman is a mostly grown adult who spends a lot of his time drawing kids having fun, and animals wearing hats. On the off chance he’s not scribbling pictures, you can probably find him stomping through the woods with his not-at-all-grown sons, looking for bears, bugs, and Bigfoot. He is the #1 New York Times
bestselling illustrator of The World Needs More Purple People.