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Doggonit, she's gone and done it!
Life-long Langley resident and teacher Chantelle Saumier has dreamed of becoming a children’s book author ever since she started teaching. Inspiration finally came in the form of her rescued husky-shepherd puppy, Vinnie, who she unexpectedly adopted while on vacation in Ontario. Vinnie’s penchant for finding trouble provided the perfect material for a children’s book series.
The first two books in the series, Vinnie! Star of the Show and Vinnie! The Hurricane, are now available. With their comic timing, bold, watercolour illustrations and featuring the relatable character Vinnie, everyone is sure to enjoy these books.
Saumier, and illustrator Vanessa Steunenberg, also a Langley teacher, will hold an open house, book launch and signing event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Douglas Park Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres.
Anyone who can’t attend this event, but would like to check out the books, is invited to visit Saumier’s website at
The books may be purchased online through the Friesen Press bookstore, Amazon.ca, and Chapters.ca.