TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH FOR NEW PICTURE BOOK "TAMARA TURTLE’S LIFE SO FAR"
Book launch for author’s latest picture book to be held at Little RES Q’s booth at the Canadian Pet Expo
Regan W. H. Macaulay is holding a book launch for her latest picture storybook, Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far, at the Canadian Pet Expo (International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga) Saturday September 9th and Sunday September 10th, 2017.
Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far is a picture storybook written by Regan W. H. Macaulay, illustrated by Javier Duarte, and published by Mirror Publishing. The book is intended for children ages 4-7.
Tamara the Red-eared Slider turtle is having a rough start in life. Her new owner loses interest in her, and she is released into a nearby creek, where she does not belong. Luckily, a Good Samaritan takes her to a local animal shelter that cares for "special species" like Tamara. There, she learns about the plight of rescue turtles just like her.
Regan will read Tamara on Saturday. Prizes will be given out after the reading. The author will be available after prizes are distributed to sign copies of the book. She will also be available to sign copies on Sunday. And there’s the entire Pet Expo to enjoy before and after the reading. Books will be available for sale at the Little RES Q booth all weekend. All proceeds from the book launch go to Little RES Q (as do a percentage of future sales).
Some information about Little RES Q: Ontario’s first CRA registered charity reptile rescue specializing in one of the world's most misunderstood animals, the Red Ear Slider. Starting life as a coin sized pet, sliders often grow up to a foot in length and require aquariums larger than most people assume, and many of these creatures find their way into local streams and rivers. As a 100% volunteer run shelter that does not receive any formal government assistance, we rely solely on donations from the public to continue our mission to provide a temporary shelter for reptiles that no longer have a place to call home.
“This book showcases the all-too-common life of a pet turtle. Red-eared Sliders are very cute when they are small, but they grow big, and can live for decades. Please use this book as a lesson/guide to plan for the long-term future of your pet so they have one family for their whole life.” —Marc, Little RES Q http://littleresq.net/
“Tamara Turtle's Life So Far written by Regan W. H. Macaulay is a great story. I loved this book. It's a great first book to anyone interested in getting a turtle as a pet. Parents and children need to read this. A lot of turtles suffer from impulse buying due to parents and children not having an idea of what is actually required to raise one properly. This story will help turtles and hopefully stop the cycle of neglect and suffering. This book should be in every elementary school across the globe in areas where turtles are sold.” — Dave Law, Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society https://www.facebook.com/AlbertaTurtleandTortoiseSociety/
“…The story shows children the importance of providing the right environment and care for animals they adopt. Kids can relate to the feelings that a lonely and ignored pet would have. There’s just enough pull on our heart strings to want the best for Tamara. Reading this story is a good way to impress upon children what they should know before they commit to keeping an animal. The artist, Javier Duarte, has done a good job of illustrating the imagined events and emotional upset in the life of a pet turtle. This story is recommended for teachers’ classroom libraries, school and local libraries to help children understand responsibility and the environmental impact of keeping pets…” — Penelope Anne Cole, award-winning author http://www.penelopeannecole.com/
Regan W. H. Macaulay writes novels, short stories, children’s literature and scripts. Writing is her passion, but she’s also a producer and director of theatre, film and television. She is an animal-enthusiast as well, which led her to become a certified canine (and feline) massage therapist. Other books include her picture storybooks Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, Sloth the Lazy Dragon and her “Trilogy of Horrifically Half-baked Ham”, including They Suck, Horror at Terror Creek, and Space Zombies!, the novelette adaptation of her feature film Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! (available on iTunes and on DVD).