Award-winning actress Elizabeth Olsen and her husband, esteemed musician Robbie Arnett, and illustrator Marissa Valdez join us for a live virtual event to celebrate the release of their debut picture book, HATTIE HARMONY, WORRY DETECTIVE. With fun and vibrant illustrations, humorous narrative, and advice on how to stay calm via breathing exercises and other mind-body practices HATTIE HARMONY turns the serious topic of anxiety into a sweet and helpful story kids will relate to.
Elizabeth and Robbie will read HATTIE HARMONY, WORRY DETECTIVE, followed by a conversation with Jeff Kinney (author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and an audience Q&A. The event will stream on Crowdcast, where you can submit questions in advance.
One purchase of HATTIE HARMONY, WORRY DETECTIVE ($19.11 incl. tax) is required to register for the live Crowdcast event. A signed bookplate will be included with your book, while supplies last.
Access to the live event is exclusive for ticket holders. This event will not be recorded or streamed on other platforms. Attendees will receive the access link to the event on Crowdcast the day of the event. When registering for this event, there is an option to pick up your copy of HATTIE HARMONY, WORRY DETECTIVE at An Unlikely Story or have it shipped for an additional fee.
Due to current restraints on international shipping, those choosing to attend the event from outside the U.S. will have their book donated to an underserved school in our community.
**International shipping is not available.**
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Meet Hattie Harmony, Worry Detective.
She’s always there to help her friends when they need her. And the first day of school can cause a lot of jitters—from speaking in front of the class to taking the bus. Hattie always finds the perfect tools to calm her friends’ bodies and minds. But when her own fears start to bubble up, can Hattie learn to overcome them herself?
Critically acclaimed actress Elizabeth Olsen and esteemed musician and writer Robbie Arnett have created an irresistible new character filled with warmth and humor to introduce the youngest readers to the importance of self-care. A perfect back-to-school read!
ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Elizabeth Olsen is an award-winning actress known for her role as Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just like Hattie Harmony, she uses tools like mindful meditation and yoga whenever she’s feeling a little anxious. She lives in California.
Robbie Arnett is a writer and musician who loves to go for a hike when he’s overwhelmed. This is his debut picture book with his wife, Elizabeth Olsen. He lives in California, where he bangs on his drums when he feels anxious.
Marissa Valdez worked as a preschool teacher before writing and illustrating children’s books. When she needs to feel more present, she sketches in her notebook. She lives in Houston, Texas, with an impressive collection of gnomes.
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.