Watermark Books & Cafe Invites You to Katie Gilstrap

Watermark Books & Café will host local Kansas children's author Katie Gilstrap. Katie Gilstrap is the author of Spacemanatee! She will be at Watermark to discuss her follow-up book Penny Lu Porcupine which is a story about a cautious porcupine that summons the courage to stand up to threats both real and imagined, reassuring readers that they, too, can face their fears. Katie will be here to do a Storytime and a book signing after. We hope to see you there! if you are interested in attending the event, RSVP on Eventbrite by using the button below. Thank you!

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About the Book:

A cautious porcupine summons the courage to stand up to threats both real and imagined, reassuring readers that they, too, can face their fears.

Like all porcupines, Penny Lu is nearsighted. So while her incredible sense of smell leads her to all sorts of yummy food, predators can be hard to spot. Thankfully, she has another feature that’s quite amazing—her pointy quills! Even when she’s scared, they make her look powerful. But sometimes Penny Lu doesn’t feel powerful. And she wonders what she’d do if she came face-to-face with the predator she fears the most—THE BEAR! With its rollicking, rhyming text and adorable art, Penny Lu Porcupine will charm readers and reassure them that they too can face their fears.

About the Author:

Katie Gilstrap (KatieGilstrap.com), author of Spacemanatee! and the forthcoming Finnegan Fox, is a wildlife advocate and former veterinary technician from south-central Kansas. Diagnosed with panic disorder and OCD at an early age, Katie strives to celebrate neurodiversity in children’s literature by writing kid-friendly books that inspire confidence, courage, and self-acceptance.

Maribel Lechuga (MaribelLechuga.com) is a freelance illustrator from Madrid, Spain. Her previous picture books include Ten Beautiful Things (by Molly Beth Griffin), What’s in Your Pocket? (by Heather L. Montgomery), and Seaside Stroll (by Charles Trevino). She loves nature, animal watching, hiking, and a good conversation.

Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Books: 
Penny Lu Porcupine By Katie Gilstrap, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katie Gilstrap, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593326275
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 7th, 2024

Spacemanatee! By Katie Gilstrap, Alice Samuel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katie Gilstrap, Alice Samuel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781433840371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - March 7th, 2023