Petey and the Mean Pirates (Three Chiquitas Publishing) Author and Illustrator Offer Book Signing in Downtown Canandaigua

There will be a booksigning for the newly published children's book entitled, Petey and the Mean Pirates. Local author and illustrator will be on hand to personally sign and giftwrap each book for the holidays.

Canandiagua, NY, December 05, 2008 --( Canandaigua author, Donna Bennett, and Canandaigua Primary School art teacher, J.C. Mull, published their children’s book, Petey and the Mean Pirates. This book is a delightful children's story that appeals to both kids and parents, alike. Mrs. Bennett wrote the book to address the common childhood belief that all pirates have to be rough and tough and aggressive (and, as a parent, she knows that sometimes "little pirates" can act out that way at home, school, or daycare). But, Petey is different...

Brought to life by the wonderfully talented illustrator, J. C. Mull, Petey wins over the hearts of the mean pirates (and even a few hungry sharks) using something other than swords, angry words, and bullying.

Mrs. Bennett says: “This is a tried and true story I have told my three children over the years to let them experience how a nice pirate can actually be the hero. I am excited to share our family pirate story with other families.”

Petey and the Mean Pirates will soon be available nationwide at retail bookstores and is currently featured at Judy’s Bargain Books and the Unique Toy Shop in Canandaigua, NY and Borders. The book will be available for purchase, signed and gift wrapped for the holidays, at the book signing event and online at and

When: Saturday, December 20th - 1pm-4pm.

Where: Pat Rini Rohrer Art Gallery
71 South Main Street
Downtown Canandaigua, NY

Admission: Free - Light Refreshments will be served.

Three Chiquitas Publishing
Donna Bennett