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The Peoria Humane Society working in partnership with Peoria Public Library is excited to anounce several upcoming events with Donna Carr Roberts and her award winning books, The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears, Searching for a Furry Friend and The Mystery of the Missing Bunnies. 


Donna has been a Peoria Humane Society board member as well as the artist in resident at Bradley University. Her love of animals, art, and a passion to help promote kind treatment of all living things inspired her to write and illustrate two children's book starring one of her very own four-legged furbabies, Scamp (known as Mr. Fuzzy Ears in the story). The first book is based on the true story of how Scamp (Mr. Fuzzy Ears) finds his brothers and sisters at the local Humane Society. Her second book tells the story of how Mr. Fuzzy Ears, a chubby, helpful Cairn Terrier, learns that all the bunnies have disappeared and he is asked to investigate. He becomes a K9 Police Officer and he searches by asking various animals, including "Owl-O-Wish-Us" the wise old owl. He finds the bunnies fixated with 'Screen Things' and bad things are happening. In the end, Mr. Fuzzy Ears solves the mystery and helps the bunnies (and children) learn what is truly important in life!


You can get your signed copy of both books by emailing Donna or see her in person at one of the upcoming events:


September 18:  Opening Reception at Peoria Public Library, Main Library Downtown Gallery from 2-4 pm.

  • The exhibit will run September 15th through September 30th 2021, in the Lower Level 1 (LL1) gallery of the Main Library.

September 24:  StoryWalk featuring The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears with author and artist Donna Carr Roberts at 10:30 am

September 25:   Book reading and signing of The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears, The Mystery of the Missing Bunnies with author and artist Donna Carr Roberts at 1 pm


The Peoria Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization supported entirely by the contributions of its members and donors who share in the mission of helping animals in need. With your support, the Peoria Humane Society and the Peoria Public Library can promote a love for reading and animals through books like Mr. Fuzzy Ears.


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