Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Children's Parrot Welfare Book Launch and Reading Event with Adam Arkin, Beau Bridges and More!

Here, There and Everywhere” is a new children's book collaboration between author Mira Tweti, an award-winning animal welfare journalist, and illustrator Lisa Brady. Together they have created a breathtaking collage of words and colors that invites children and parents into the world of Sreeeeeeeet the Lorikeet.

This is probably the first parrot-welfare book for children, and it is as fun as it stunning. It is also printed on 100% recycled paper and has an upcoming groovy launch party with Adam Arkin, Beau Bridges, hip hop artist Mystic and..Eco-Libris. Check details below!

Here's a bit I found pretty funny and I can already imagine how hilarious it is going to be to read it aloud to a child:

When Sreeeeeeeet traveled he pooped on the flowers and leaves, bushes and bees. His poop
plopped seeds to the ground and they sprouted”

And later on:

It’s not good for a bird to be in a cage all the time,” said the owner. “They need to stretch their wings and move around freely like my birds do here.”

“It’s not good for me or my expensive furniture if he poops on it!” Peter’s mom replied.”

To find out more you'll just have to get the book!

So without further ado here are details on the book's launch party:

Actor Adam Arkin, co-star of the new NBC hit series "Life" to join actor Beau Bridges and hip hop artist Mystic with readings from the new book at a “Launch Party for Kids and Grownups”

Author and award-winning animal welfare journalist, Mira Tweti, will introduce the founders of two local parrot rescues: Rose Levine of Parrots First and Daniel Hill of The Lily Sanctuary. They will bring some parrots in their care and talk about their work caring for unwanted birds.

Tweti and illustrator, Lisa Brady, will sign first edition copies of Here, There and Everywhere, hot off the press and in time to buy as a meaningful and beautiful holiday present that benefits avian and animal welfare with each sale.

Eco-Libris will be there as well! As part of a collaboration with author Tweti, Eco-Libris stickers will be offered at the event. So when you buy a signed copy, you can buy a sticker and put it right there on your new book.
Eco-Libris will plant a tree for the book you just got, thereby helping to replenish forests which are the habitat of many endangered species. More on our collaboration with Parrot Press to be announced soon.

When: Sunday, December 16, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Frank Pictures Gallery
Bergamot Station A-5
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Want more details? call 310-828-0211

Eylon @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: a great green gift for the holidays!