Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert will write her debut picture book.

Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will release Daisy and Josephine on January 28, 2014. Associate editor Sylvie Frank will edit the manuscript. Artist Julia Kuo will create the illustrations. Here’s more from the release:

Daisy and Josephine tells the story of a little girl named Daisy who often travels with her father for his job. She is very shy and gets lonely on these trips so her father surprises her with an endearingly peculiar puppy named Josephine. Can this rambunctious new pet draw Daisy out of her shell?