Karen Graham Has Book Signings For Children's Book

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Karen Graham, a resident of Ringgold, will be available to sign copies of her book, Chloe's Pet, at several upcoming events.  

The book signings will be held at Caffeine Addicts, 7819 Nashville St. in Ringgold, on April 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee, 73 Poplar Springs Road in Ringgold, on April 11 and 12, from 3-9 p.m.; and at Cottage Treasures Tea Room, 170 Cleveland St. in Ringgold, on April 19, from 12-2 p.m.

Review for Chloe's Pet: 

When Chloe sees the bunnies in her grandparents' yard, she can't wait to have a bunny of her own.
But taking care of a bunny is a lot of work. Before she can get one, she has to learn what they eat, where they live, and how to take care of a bunny. Join Chloe as she discovers all the wonderful things about having her own special friend in Chloe's Pet.

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