Joey Ellis reads to the kids at Agassiz's Variety Play Preschool. Ellis worked on her first children's book for two years

Local Lion writes about rabbit

Ellis spent two years writing and illustrating children's book

Joey Ellis spent two years illustrating and writing her first children’s book. And on Tuesday this week, a handful of local children gathered around and listened as she read it out loud to them.

The kids at Variety Play Preschool giggled and asked questions, and listened to the story of Sir Ratford the Rabbit — a story that opens dialogue about war and images children see in the media today. The story also underlines the need to try to find peace, both in the world and with your friends and family.

Ellis, a member of the Agassiz Lions group, said the inspiration for the book came from a stuffed rabbit given to her by a friend. The rabbit, Sir Ratford, came along to help with the reading. All of the characters in the book are named after people she knows in the community.

Ellis will be selling copies of her book at the upcoming Christmas Craft Sale at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall on Nov. 30.

news@ahobserver.com

Just Posted

Oversize load collides with Highway 1 overpass in Chilliwack

Traffic disrupted eastbound around Lickman Road over pass Monday morning

Harrison workers back on the job

Union calls new agreement ‘a good compromise’

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Heat warning issued for Metro Vancouver

Inland areas expect to hit at least 26 degrees for daytime highs

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Car calls 911 on possible impaired B.C. driver

A luxury car automatically calls Princeton police to scene of crash involving alcohol

BC Games marks 40 years in 2018

Cowichan Games a milestone for BC Games Society

Coleman not running for Surrey mayor

Langley East Liberal MLA said he’d been approached about running

Most Read