November 16th - 2019
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Author Erin Thorburn will be reading her latest book, Scaredy Cat. Delight toddlers to early readers with the second book in the Sassafras Ranch series (Tiny Hippo Press), in which a feline with scaredy-cat tendencies helps his fellow ranch mates to realize that fear isn’t always a bad thing. Fear can elicit bravery, protective instincts, and help us learn more about the strength and resilience of our inner spirit. Join Scaredy Cat, Klaus the Mouse, Marshall the Marshmallow, and the rest of the beloved Sassafras animals and friends on another exciting adventure. Warning: this book is very silly, fun, and has been known to make children of all ages laugh, smile, and request additional readings from caregivers.

Erin Thorburn grew up loving books like James Marshall’s “George and Martha” series, the “Choose

Your Own Adventure” books and Richard Scarry’s books.

Similar to the authors she enjoyed as a child, Thorburn’s books embrace silliness, while still offering subtle messaging

and inspiration. “Scaredy Cat” and “Stick to it Chick” are designed to encourage

children to enjoy their uniqueness in a world of “what makes you weird is what makes you wonderful!”

Thorburn routinely visits elementary schools, libraries, and other venues both locally and

nationally to share her knowledge and impart fun-filled, dynamic creative writing lessons. Her

interactive writing workshops are designed for children ranging from pre-K to 6th grade. 

When she isn’t writing and illustrating children’s books, Thorburn works as a full-time journalist for

several local and national publications.

Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.