Launch Event for Chizi's Tale: True Story of Orphaned Black Rhino #ChizisTale
My son and I love reading books that have unique and inspiring stories. So we attended the launch event for Chizi's Tale hosted at the Carlton Hotel to meet the author and learn what inspired him to write the book.
photo credit: Hailey Wist
Note: Sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network. I was invited as media to this event. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
photo credit: Hailey Wist
On it's own the children's book, Chizi’s Tale is an amazing story based on true events. But even more amazing is that it's written by young author, Jack Jones, who wanted to share the inspirational story of an abandoned baby black rhino, Chizi, and the brave family who gave him a second chance at life.
During the event I spoke with Jack (such a sweet young man) and asked him to share why he wrote Chizi’s Tale.
“My mission with Chizi’s Tale is to bring attention to the endangered black rhino and encourage all of us to help save our world’s vanishing species.” said Jack Jones, author. “With the sale of the book, 100 percent of the author proceeds are going to Tusk.org, a group dedicated to supporting wildlife, communities, and education in Africa.”
I also asked Jack about his writing process. Writing a book is no easy task. Jack shared he just wrote a little bit each day as he visited and spoke with the family. He really was touched by Chizi and wanted to do something to help.
How amazing right?
But also very important since today, black rhinos remain critically endangered due to the rising demand for rhino horn, which has brought poaching to record levels. Native to eastern and central Africa which includes the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola, there are approximately only 4,800 remaining in the wild.
But with our help, we can spread awareness and get the black rhinos and organizations like Tusk, the support they need.
Chizi’s story, illustrated by veteran artist Jacqui Taylor, is appropriate for children ages 0 to 8, and available in both hardcopy ($7.99) and paperback ($3.99) versions of the book.
To learn more about Chizi’s Tale, visit - www.ChizisTale.com
After learning all about Chizi’s Tale, my son met with Jack and received a signed copy of his book. Then we headed off to check out the rest of the event. There's was lots to enjoy including
Snacking and coloring
Getting Africa themed tattoos
Face painting. My son made a beautiful blue tiger
Hat making! This woman was making. She literally cut out shapes and made them into hats. My son requested crocodiles eating a frog. Ugh! Boys!
I thought he was crazy for asking. But this lady said it's a great idea and BAM! Made him the hat. Wow!
What a great event!