Please join us for an evening with Long Island author Marie Unanue as she speaks about and signs copies of her new middle grade book The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso.
Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement that he is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends.
When Phatty decides he is tired of being a scaredy-cat, he jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central park to stop Crawler the bully hawk once and for all. But his unplanned operation goes horribly wrong when he finds himself alone and lost in the park. When his best friend, Payaso, realizes his partner in crime is missing, he teams up with several animals to find Phatty. As the band of furry pas set out on a hilarious journey, they quickly realize that if they put aside their differences and work together, it might just be enough to save a loveable undercat-and each other.
About the Author:
Marie has always been an avid reader and an activist for children who are bullied. Marie plans to use the release of her upcoming children’s novel as the platform to become a kindness advocate, with the hopes of inspiring children across the world to remember to always treat each other with kindness and compassion.