Jennifer Bull Mizrahi, author of the new children’s book “Terrible, Terrible Things” will be at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Saturday at 3 p.m. to read her book and sign copies for families.
A resident of Arroyo Grande, Bull Mizrahi puts a fresh spin on the classic tale of “Chicken Little” by using creatures to teach children about the adaptability of the natural world. A squirrel frightened by some “terrible, terrible news” about the weather sets off a chain reaction in the forest until an old owl is able to calm everyone down and educate them about the cycles of the seasons.
“From preschool-aged children on, a child’s emotional intelligence (EQ), is just as important as IQ. ‘Terrible, Terrible Things’ contributes to the necessity of building and reading about different emotional situations,” said Dina Clark, a local parent participation preschool instructor, on Bull Mizrahi’s kickstarter.com page.
The author successfully raised enough money to distribute copies of her books to local schools, libraries and children’s centers, such as the Discovery Museum. The book will also be for sale at the signing event.