Come meet author Janine Summers Miller and illustrator Betsy Cook, who will talk to kids and families about their work and sign copies of their debut book. Yes, there will be Wilbur Buds.
Aaron’s Books hosts the launch of the new Lititz-based children’s book “Three Wishes for Wilbur” on Saturday March 31, 12-2pm.
Set in and around the historic Wilbur Chocolate Factory and Lititz Springs Park, “Three Wishes for Wilbur” features a young boy who is daunted by the giant Wilbur building next to his beloved park, but when he is granted the power to change it, he finds that it doesn’t go as well as he’d hoped.
“The story came to me all at once in its entirety; no revisions,” says Miller. “There are several morals that I hope children and parents will take from the story. They are: Be careful what you wish for, Don’t judge people or places by their outward appearances, and finally, We all have good days and bad days; that’s simply the way life works.”
Janine Summers Miller was born and raised in Chambersburg, but she and her husband Paul have lived in Lititz for 28 years while she taught both music and second grade in the Manheim Township School District until her retirement in 2015.
Illustrator Betsy Cook and her husband Mike have lived on a small farm in western Lancaster County for over 30 years. She has taught for 34 years in Solanco and Manheim Township School Districts. Most of her teaching has been in kindergarten through second grade.