Heading to the Wedding

by Sara F. Shacter
illustrated by Christine Thornton
Red Rock Press
ISBN 1-933176-05-9

Meet Patrick, a self-proclaimed “party professional”: he can shove more cake into his mouth than anyone! When Patrick, his sister Evie, and his parents are invited to a wedding, his worried mom suggests they all practice for the big day. To do so, the family raids Patrick’s collection of stuffed animals and action figures. Evie and Dracula tie the knot while T-rex officiates. Thanks to Patrick and Evie’s newfound skills, the actual event is a smashing success!

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Book Secret: My early versions of Heading to the Wedding featured just Patrick. He had no sister. But once I added Evie, the book came to life in unexpected ways. That’s why revising is fun!

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“A book that is not only charming, but also delightful in the delivery of teaching accepted behavior for kids attending a wedding.” – Contemporary Bride

“A young boy and girl…learn how to enjoy themselves and respect the special day of the bride and groom. A glossary of wedding words rounds out this ideal book for preparing children to attend a wedding.” – Midwest Book Review

“It’s a rule book, yes, but the little ones will never notice amid the fun.” – North Shore Magazine

“This fun book shows how one set of parents prepared their two children to attend a wedding ceremony and reception…we rated this badly needed book five hearts.” – Heartland Reviews