Title: Peanut Goes for the Gold
Contributors: Jonathan Van Ness and Gillian Reid
Age Range: 4-8
Jonathan Van Ness, New York Times bestselling author and star of the hit Netflix show Queer Eye, combines his love for gymnastics with his mantra of always being true to yourself and following your dreams in his first-ever children’s picture book, Peanut Goes for the Gold.
Peanut Goes for the Gold is a charming, funny, and heartfelt picture book that follows the adventures of Peanut, a gender nonbinary guinea pig who does everything with their own personal flare. Peanut just has their own unique way of doing things. Whether it’s cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little guinea pig puts their own special twist on life. So when Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, one hundred percent Peanut.
This upbeat and hilarious picture book, inspired by Jonathan’s own childhood guinea pig, encourages children to not just be themselves—but to boldly and unapologetically love being themselves.
Jonathan Van Ness, New York Times bestselling author and beloved star of the hit Netflix show Queer Eye, brings his message of warmth, positivity, and self-love to this boldly original picture book that celebrates the joys of being true to yourself and the magic that comes from following your dreams.