What’s a little girl to do when her mother insists she can only have a pet that “doesn’t need to be walked or bathed or fed”? Get a sloth, of course.
Whether you dream of the day your child asks for an exotic pet or you dread it, Sparky! is a book that’s sure to delight your little animal lover. As will the special event Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore has planned on August 15, welcoming author Jenny Offill, illustrator Chris Appelhans, and some furry friends from the Cincinnati Zoo. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite animal costume for a reading and to practice balancing on three toes while they wait to get their copy of Sparky! signed.
August 15, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore. Free and open to all ages. Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your copy or for more details. bluemanateebooks.com/home/activatees.html