Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The St. Louis County Library Foundation and Reedy Press are pleased to present a Reading Garden Event Series program with Saint Louis Zoo animal trainer Carolyn Mueller, who will discuss her new picture book “Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu: A Story About Finding a Home at the Saint Louis Zoo.” The event will be on Monday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Reedy Press.
Zookeeper Carolyn discusses her delightful new picture book and introduces young readers to several visiting zoo friends!
Carolyn Mueller is a freelance writer and zookeeper at the Saint Louis Zoo. She spends her days training a variety of animals, ranging from a sloth to porcupines, for summer shows at the Emerson Children’s Zoo.
Carolyn’s first children’s book, “Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu,” is the tale of a little cow that makes a big journey from India to the USA. The story begins with Bubbles doing what zebus do best—pulling carts and living happily in India. Dwarf Zebus, like Bubbles, are an ancient breed of cattle known for their “dewlaps” and “humps.” Bubbles is cherished in India for her strength, spirit and energy, but her life is about to change. When Bubbles is sent to live in the United States she finds that her dewlap and hump make her look a bit different from the cows she meets on an American farm. Bubbles is sad and wants to fit in. But when she finally finds a home at the Saint Louis Zoo, Bubbles makes lots of new friends and realizes her differences are really what make her so special after all.
St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank, Companion, and the Sara Guth Costigan Memorial Fund.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit http://www.slcl.org.