Welcome to Richard Torrey Studios!
Richard Torrey is an author, illustrator, and editorial cartoonist. He has written and illustrated seven books, including the popular BEANS BAKER series for Random House, and the three book series: ALMOST, WHY?, and BECAUSE, for HarperCollins Publishers. He has also illustrated dozens of books for Simon & Schuster, Golden Books, McGraw-Hill, and Scholastic.
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Richard's latest book: BECAUSE
Even though Jack's mom tells him that "because" is not an answer, Jack strongly disagrees. In fact, this almost-six-year-old thinks "because" is the perfect answer to any question!
Why did he cover himself in band-aids?
Why did he eat all the cake?
Why is the dog wearing a cape?
This endearing companion to ALMOST and WHY? celebrates every child's favorite answer to life's trickiest questions.
Praise for ALMOST (HarperCollins Publishers):
"Touching and true to life!"—Publishers Weekly
Praise for WHY (HarperCollins Publishers):
"Gently and humorously explores a child’s daily encounters with this world of wonders..."—Publishers Weekly
Praise for BEANS BAKER, NUMBER FIVE (Random House):
" A satisfying read for beginners!"—Booklist
Praise for BEANS BAKER BOUNCES BACK (Random House):
"Simple, good-humored story and the colorful illustrations will entertain newly emergent readers!"—Horn Book
Praise for BEANS BAKER'S BEST SHOT (Random House):
"Straightforward and satisfying!"—Horn Book