Special Story Time! with The Whatsits

Join us on November 25th for a very special story time with local author/illustrator group The Whatsits, comprised of Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Jennifer K Mann, Ben Clanton, Wendy Wahman, and Kevan Atteberry, in celebration of Small Business Saturday!


Henny is a chick who's just a little different from everyone else in the barn--and who learns to embrace her special gift in this whimsical and charming picture book debut from Elizabeth Rose Stanton.

Henny doesn't look like any other chicken she knows. Instead of wings, she has arms!

Sometimes Henny likes being different--she enjoys the way her arms flutter like ribbons when she runs--but other times...not so much. She just can't do things the same way as the other chickens.

But doing things the same as everyone else is overrated, as Henny comes to realize in this warmhearted story, sweetly told and illustrated with fresh, expressive artwork that celebrates the individual in everyone.


In a quirky, clever, and heartwarming picture book from the beloved author of Henny, Peddles the pig is on a mission to make his dreams come true with the help of his porcine pals.

Peddles is tired of being the same old pig--he wants to be different.

He wants to stop doing the usual pig things like oinking and sleeping. He'd much rather stand, climb, and dance! And Peddles finally gets his chance when he bumps into a pile of shoes and finds a pair of red boots that fits just right! But as soon as Peddles tries them on, he falls on his back and can't get up! Until his special friends come along and show him how to make his dreams come true!


Elizabeth Rose Stanton began her picture book writing and illustrating adventure a few years ago, after a brief career as an architect, and long career as a parent and fine artist.

Her debut book, Henny, was awarded an American Library Association Booklist star and was named as one of the best books of 2014 for children by The New York Public Library. The School Library Journal called her second book, Peddles, “...quietly wonderful,” and the illustrations, “...a thing of beauty.” Her next book, Bub, will be released in January 2018.

We'll be having the book release party for Bub here at Third Place Seward Park-- sign up for our newsletter or follow our Facebook page to keep updated!

Elizabeth grew up New York and now lives in Seattle with her husband and a trio of Scottish Fold cats. You can find out more about Elizabeth at http://www.penspaperstudio.com/

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Henny Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442484368
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 7th, 2014

Peddles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481416917
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 5th, 2016