My name is Dilly and I am a little, brown rat. My favorite thing in the whole world is sour pickles. The more sour they are, the better they taste! I can't get enough of them!
I was dreamt up by children's author, Rena Jones in 2007. A year later, Vivian Zabel at 4RV Publishing, LLC offered to tell my story through three alphabet-type picture books. And finally, Lisa Oakman, my very talented first illustrator, brought my image to life. And so ... here I am!
In my first book, A New Job for Dilly, I didn't like having to steal my pickles. Stealing is wrong, not to mention dangerous for a little rat. So, I decided to get a job and work honestly for my pickles. I looked from A to Z to find the perfect job. After a long, hard search, I finally found it. You'll have to read the book to find out what it is, but I will say it's a perfect job for a little, pickle-loving rat like me! My second book is out now -- A New Friend for Dilly. This one is illustrated by Ginger Nielson and she's done a fantastic job. She even gave me a little, blue hat! A Dinner Date for Dilly will be the next in the series. That one is all about food. I can't wait! I hope you will follow me on all of my upcoming adventures and thanks for reading!