year-old student, Alexa Peters, co-author and illustrator of the children’s book series, Cooper and Me, and her mother and co-author, Monique Peters.
WHAT: Alexa and Monique will sign copies of Cooper and Me and Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure, the first two in a series of picture books about an adventurous Black Lab who takes kids on fun adventures as they learn important life lessons. Alexa will read to the audience accompanied by a special guest – Cooper, her loveable pet canine and inspiration for the books! The festive event will feature a Cooper and Me activity table, where budding authors and artists can create their own illustrated stories, and tummy-warming hot cocoa and holiday cookies for kids to nibble on while they enjoy the books’ catchy theme music. There’ll even be treats for guests’ four-legged friends!
WHERE: Book Revue
313 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
WHEN: Sunday, December 11
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
BACKGROUND: Cooper and Me books, aimed at children 4 – 7, are illustrated by Alexa Peters (now 13), and co-written with her mother, Monique Peters. The idea for the books came from Alexa's sketchbooks, in which she created stories since she was very little as a means of expressing her feelings about her daily experiences. The original Cooper and Me book tells the story of a young girl who is nervous as her first day of school approaches. The second book, Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure, is about two dog pals – Cooper and Bella – who go off on a sledding adventure and have a hard time finding their way home after a snowstorm. These engaging and wise stories captivate young learners while helping build emotional resilience. Interactive resources at the back of each book, and at www.cooperandme.com, provide further opportunity for parents to explore these topics with their kids.
The story behind Cooper and Me also offers an inspiring example of families working together to help others. A portion of the proceeds from the original Cooper and Me goes to the Happy Hearts Fund, which builds schools in disaster areas, and $1.00 from each Winter Adventure book sold will support The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation solely dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.