Ali Pfautz, Butterflies Keep Flying
BookTowne Welcomes Ali Pfautz with her New Children's Book Butterflies Keep Flying
Date: Saturday November 12th
Time: 1:00 PM
RSVP: 732 722 7255
About the Book: Sometimes, the gentle butterfly imagines what it might be like to be other creatures--big, strong, loud animals--those without fragile wings. Those who don't have to fly. But when she stops daydreaming and starts thinking about how her wings carry her through life's challenges, the butterfly reminds herself of the great strength within her colorful, breakable wings. This tender story was inspired by the courageous spirit and tenacity of the "butterfly children," the boys and girls battling a rare disease known as Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB. Children with EB have skin as delicate as butterfly wings. They often have tears and blisters all over their bodies. Many live in constant pain, yet they get up each day and keep flying. In the back of BUTTERFLIES KEEP FLYING, the author lists information about EB and a nonprofit group serving EB families called DEBRA of America.
About the Author: Children’s storyteller, Ali Pfautz, has entertained thousands of kids with her original stories and songs. Known as The Story Lady, Ali jumps around in her polka dot pants and gets everyone involved when she tells a tale. If you watch her, don't be surprised when Ali asks you to provide some sound effects or to stand up and be a tree… just for a minute. Ali enjoys traveling to schools, libraries, and bookstores encouraging children to read and to use their imaginations. She also teaches music and movement, theater, and dance classes. She believes in the power of a smile. You'll often find Ali smiling in Richmond, VA, with her husband, two daughters, and their goldendoodle, Bear. Ali's newest book, Butterflies Keep Flying, debuted in March 2016. It's a tale close to her heart. She wrote the story to honor the fighting spirit of her friend's daughter, Ella, who suffers from a rare, painful skin disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB. Children with EB are known as the "butterfly children" because their skin is extremely fragile, like a butterfly's wings. Ali is donating a portion of the profits from Butterflies Keep Flying to debra of America, a national nonprofit that supports research and offers services to EB families. \Other books by Ali Pfautz include, her first picture book, No More Slooping, Sara Sue! and a poetry resource book for teachers and parents, Smiles & Wiggles: A Year of Imaginative Fun. You can visit Ali online at thestoryladyva.com or find her on FB at facebook.com/AliPfautzTheStoryLady