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“Ally-saurus and her friends always have lots of fun playing pretend. They stomp, they roar, they dance, each in their own way.” – Award winning, author/illustrator, Richard Torrey introduces his favorite character to Countrywood.
“Ally-saurus and her friends always have lots of fun playing pretend. They stomp, they roar, they dance, each in their own way.” – Award winning, author/illustrator, Richard Torrey introduces his favorite character to Countrywood.
Drawing began early for Richard Torrey. In third grade, he showed a picture of a horse he had drawn to the legendary comic strip creator, Charles Schulz. Schulz drew Snoopy on the back of the picture, inspiring Richard to follow a similar career path.
Drawing began early for Richard Torrey. In third grade, he showed a picture of a horse he had drawn to the legendary comic strip creator, Charles Schulz. Schulz drew Snoopy on the back of the picture, inspiring Richard to follow a similar career path.
The positive, enthusiastic, and funny presentation at Countrywood included touching on the author's other work as an internationally syndicated cartoonist, editorial cartoonist, and greeting card designer.
The positive, enthusiastic, and funny presentation at Countrywood included touching on the author's other work as an internationally syndicated cartoonist, editorial cartoonist, and greeting card designer.

Award-winning, author/illustrator, Richard Torrey visited Countrywood last Friday to give an exciting program celebrating his new book, Ally-saurus & the Very Bossy Monster.  He shared with students how he first became involved with writing and illustrating books. Mr. Torrey inspired the children with his love of literature and students left wanting to try illustrating a character of their very own.

“I really enjoyed visiting Countrywood Primary and all the amazing students and teachers,” said the author/illustrator of well over a dozen books. “It was a pleasure and an honor to speak to you about my new book Ally-saurus & the Very Bossy Monster and how a children's book is created. You were wonderful!”