"The $7.50 Bunny Who Changed the World": A Little Bunny with a big legacy has a book come out in his honor
Online PR News – 07-November-2012 – Savannah, GA – Instead of a cape and muscles, Flopsy Parker used a Facebook page to inspire humans to pay attention to rabbits that end up in shelters. Now a new children’s book, The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World, continues Flopsy’s mission to educate people about bunnies through author Gretta Parker’s intriguing story. This children’s book is a tribute to Flopsy’s life, the people he inspired, and proof that even the smallest of creatures can live the biggest of lives.
Gretta Parker will be traveling from her home and recently opened bunny rescue center in West Virginia to unveil her new book at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival in Georgia on November 10. Parker will be selling signed copies of her book and interacting with kids at the event in Forsyth Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In addition to founding the nonprofit organization, Baskets for Bunnies, which gives supplies to bunny rescue groups, Parker opened The Flopsy Parker Memorial Sanctuary to house special needs rabbits earlier this year.
“Preserving Flopsy's memory will always be my number one priority,” says Parker. “There are still a lot of injustices that rabbits face due to agricultural laws that currently govern them. Until legal changes are made, I will always fight for the little ones who do not have a voice. Flopsy was my son and my greatest teacher.”
While Flopsy probably began life as an Easter gift for a child, he remained silent about his beginnings. Through his adopted mommy, Flopsy tells the stories of his life in the shelter. This delightful, heartwarming, and real-life story, as told from Flopsy Parker’s point of view, is sure to tweak your bunny bone.
Beginning with Flopsy’s first book, his story has continued to inspire people all over the world to help adoptable bunnies. This newest edition is full of fabulous photographs of the main character as he tells his story.
For those unable to attend the festival, look for The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World in hardcover (http://shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com/The-750-Bunny-That...), paperback (http://shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com/The-750-Bunny-That...), or eBook (http://www.amazon.com/7-50-Bunny-Changed-World-ebook/dp/B...) through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers beginning November 13. The book is also available to order through BQB Publishing’s online store, bqbpublishing.com.
About the Author
Gretta Parker first self-published her debut book The Easter Bunny That Grew Up about the rabbit she adopted, Flopsy Parker. Her story centers around bunnies who need forever homes. She began by posting antics on Facebook. She has since started the Flopsy Parker Memorial Sanctuary for elderly bunnies, special needs bunnies, or bunnies with behavioral issues. The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World celebrates Flopsy’s life in pictures and expands on the lessons he taught her. She wrote this book to inspire people to go their own local shelters and rescues around the globe and to adopt or volunteer.
Parker is the mother of five bunnies, all adopted from shelters, and runs Baskets for Bunnies, Inc., a nonprofit that supplies rescues with supplies. She plans to start a series of clinics in the United States that offer low-cost rabbit spay and neuter services in Flopsy’s name. To learn more, visit grettaparker.com
About BQB Publishing
Founded in August of 2010, BQB was created to be “the writer’s publisher,” focusing on quality writing from new authors. An independent hybrid publisher, BQB combines the quality processes of traditional publishing with hands-on author involvement to bring today’s new writers and tomorrow’s best sellers into the hands of booksellers and the reading public. To learn more about BQB’s publishing process and submission guidelines, visit www.bqbpublishing.com.