Storytime with Aaron Fowler & Peter Mader

Watermark Books & Café is so excited to be hosting local author Aaron Fowler and illustrator Peter Mader for their book, The Adventures of Bella and Choco: Being YOU-neek! We will be hosting outdoor storytime and activities on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 29th at 10am! Join us for a reading of their children's book, an art exercise with watercolors (just like the art from the book!) followed by some music. RSVP below so we can make sure to have supplies for you and your kiddos! 

About Aaron Fowler

In early 2020 Aaron began thinking about how to leave some of the stories he was telling about his amazing Classroom Therapy dogs Bella and Choco with the students he was working with. He came up with the concept of a children's book about the two adventurous dogs who visited the classroom with him. The first book, Being YOU-Neek, was written during the 2020 Pandemic. It became the first book in The Adventures of Bella and Choco series that help children learn about charter traits and a variety of important life lessons. The second book is entitled, The Boat, and is about inclusion and how we all belong on this great plant we call Mother Earth. A companion color book is available as well so kids can color in all the animal found in The Boat.

Tragically, Bella and Choco were hit and killed by a car Thanksgiving week 2022. Their stories and books continue to inspire and delight students and families across the country. 

The 3rd book will come out in the fall of 2023 and is an Alphabet book highlighting local business here in Wichita. Artist and Illustrator, Richard Crowson will help bring all of these stories to life with his whimsical cartoon style.

Following the tragic loss of Bella and Choco, Aaron is writing a fourth book using the characters of Bella and Choco to talk about grief and loss. We all experience these feelings and it's important to know they are OK to feel and give students (and adults) was to process both the big as well as the small losses we experience in life. The book will come out in 2024 and will once again include the magical watercolors of Peter Mader.

About Being YOU-neek

Childrens book. Two labradors, Bella and Choco, learn important lessons about life. In this book, Bella teaches Choco that you can't be like somebody else, you have to be YOU-neek.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 10:00am
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
The Adventures of Bella and Choco: Being YOU-neek By Aaron Fowler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781737149613
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book is not returnable.)
Published: Roomdad Productions, Inc - June 1st, 2021

Being YOU-neek By Aaron Fowler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781737149606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Room Dad Productions - July 29th, 2021

Friends Around the World By Aaron Fowler, Peter Mader (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Fowler, Peter Mader (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781737149637
Availability: This book may be unavailable. Please call us for price & availability: (316) 682-1181.
(This book is not returnable.)
Published: Roomdad Productions, Inc - May 30th, 2022