Author Beth Stafford and illustrator Jeremy Slagle will discuss, read and sign copies of their book Chin Up, Chinchilla (4 to 7 years). A heartwarming tale inspiring empathy and compassion in young children.
We all have witnessed someone looking sad, but how often do we stop and put ourselves in their shoes? Follow along as one little hedgehog imagines what could possibly have made this chinchilla look so sad. If you’ve ever had a soggy sandwich or found a monster under your bed, you’ll understand how situations big and small can ruin your day.
About author Beth Stafford Beth is an avid reader with a healthy addiction to children’s books. When not working, writing, or reading, she enjoys binge-watching t.v. with her husband, Ben, playing outdoors with her daughter and taking naps in a hammock. This book is near and dear to her heart–and she hopes you’ll love it too! Beth lives with her family in Shelby, Ohio.
About illustrator Jeremy Slagle As a kid, Jeremy drew everything and anything he could think of. He was raised on Ed Emberley books, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Muppet Show. Jeremy is deathly allergic to guinea pigs but he’s totally cool with chinchillas! He rides a vintage Vespa scooter and the only toes he has run over are his own. Jeremy lives and works in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Becky, two kids and a miniature poodle.