Children's author event with Susan Eaddy, Jessica Young, and Daniel Wiseman

Parnassus Books is thrilled to host a celebration for Nashville's own children's book creators Susan Eaddy and Jessica Young, along with illustrator Daniel Wiseman, in honor of the publication of their brand-new picture books, Poppy's Best Babies, Play This Book, and Pet This Book! Read on for more information the event, the books, and the creative talents behind them.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copies of Poppy's Best Babies, Play This Book, and Pet This Book from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). By purchasing your book from Parnassus, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus.

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have the author sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about Poppy's Best Babies

Poppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem: New baby twins!

Poppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. But when the twins keep GeeGee too busy to play, Poppy's jealousy spirals out of control. After some thinking time, Poppy finds a way to use her talent and creativity to welcome both her grandmother and her little sisters. An honest and heartwarming look at sibling rivalry, and readers will identify with Poppy as she struggles with sibling rivalry--and cheer when her big heart helps her overcome her negative feelings.

More about Play This Book

To start our show we need a band
maybe 
you can lend a hand!

There are lots of ways little hands can make music. Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more--no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. The only thing this band needs is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Play This Book!

More about Pet This Book

Hello friends, it's time to play!
We're taking care of pets today.

There are lots of ways little hands can care for animals. Each page of this book invites readers to pet the cat, wash the puppy, brush the horse's mane, and more--no animals required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of pets who can't wait to play. The only thing they need is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Pet This Book!

More about Susan Eaddy

Susan Eaddy is the author of Poppy's Best Paper. She is also an illustrator who sculpts clay into art for magazines and children's books, including My Love for You Is the Sun.

More about Jessica Young

Jessica Young is the author of the picture book My Blue Is Happy, which was a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and the recipient of the Marion Vannett Ridgway Award. She is also the author of Spy Guy: The Not-So-Secret Agent; the Finley Flowers chapter book series; and the illustrated chapter book series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. When Jessica isn't writing and researching her own books, she's busy doing school visits and listening to music. 

More about Daniel Wiseman

Daniel Wiseman likes to draw. He likes it so much, he's made a career out of it. Usually he draws animals wearing clothes, or kids enjoying a good dance party. However, when prodded, he's been known to draw pretty much anything else. Daniel currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his beautiful wife and his equally beautiful son. When he isn't drawing, he can usually be found doing one of these great things: Perfecting his biscuit recipe, hiking up a mountain in some faraway location, singing loudly in his car, riding his bike on the mean streets of St. Louis, or napping.

Event date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Books: 
Pet This Book By Jessica Young, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Young, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781681195070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 22nd, 2018

Play This Book By Jessica Young, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Young, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681195063
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 22nd, 2018

Poppy's Best Babies By Susan Eaddy, Rosalinde Bonnet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Eaddy, Rosalinde Bonnet (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781580897709
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Charlesbridge - May 22nd, 2018