Storytime at WORD JC with Artie Bennett

02/29/2020 - 11:00am

Saddle up and join us for a Saturday Storytime with picture book author Artie Bennett! 

About the book: 

Zippy Chippy is descended from the leading legends of horse racing. He is destined for greatness and glory.

But . . . when the starting bell rings, it’s anybody’s guess what Zippy will do. Will Zippy go for a gentle trot around the track or stop and smell the roses? Or, perhaps, never even leave the starting gate?!

With mischief in his makeup, he’s known to stick his tongue out at people and chew up the hats of passersby. And he’s always trying to break out of his stall. What’s an owner to do? Try and try again! After all, he believes in Zippy—and, besides, the horse is now a part of the family. But as Zippy’s losses mount, a funny thing happens. People start to take notice of the hapless, cupcake-eating horse. Could it be that they’re betting on Zippy to win?

This remarkable story of the famed racehorse who lost every race is sure to win your heart!

 

About the Author: 

Artie Bennett is an executive copy editor by day and a writer by night. He is the author of several popular children's picture books as well as two riotous joke and riddle books. When Artie stumbled upon the story of Zippy Chippy, he found himself champing at the bit to introduce young readers to this remarkable, inspiring tale of whoa! He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York. Visit ArtieBennett.com. . . before someone else does!

“It appears there is no topic Mr. Bennett can’t make funny and educational.”—The Huffington Post

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The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't Cover Image
By Artie Bennett , Dave Szalay (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735843967
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: NorthSouth Books - February 25th, 2020

Zippy Chippy is descended from the leading legends of horse racing. He is destined for greatness and glory.

But . . . when the starting bell rings, it’s anybody’s guess what Zippy will do. Will Zippy go for a gentle trot around the track or stop and smell the roses?