A new children’s book written by local author Danielle Findlay of LaSalle teaches kids the power of healthy eating and the value of sharing. Titled Pepper the book tells the tale of an introverted young girl who becomes the unlikely heroine.
‘Mr. and Mrs. Greene get the surprise of a lifetime when they discover a baby girl in their prized pepper patch. Pepper blossoms into a beautiful girl with fiery red hair, emerald eyes and a kind and caring spirit. Aside from her unusual introduction into the world she grows up rather ordinary, with a deep love for gardening and the outdoors. Then one evening in the garden with a simple prick of her finger Pepper realizes that she may not be so ordinary after all. It isn’t until her town is hit with a horrible drought that Pepper realizes she just might have what the townspeople need to overcome their misfortune.’
Findlay says that the release of Pepper comes at an interesting time, on the heels of a summer with record setting heat and very little rainfall in Ontario and Eastern Canada. The drought of 2012 has caused crops to fail or yield very low and as a result food prices are expected to rise dramatically.
Pepper touches on local growing, proper nutrition and the spirit of giving.
Pepper will be launched at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens this Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Danielle Findlay will be on hand for signings.
Book signings will also be held at Chapters, Devonshire Mall this Sunday and Indigo/Chapters in Tecumseh on Saturday October 29th. Both from 1pm to 4pm.