Events

A Year of Lowry Park Zoo Events-March/April/May and November/December 2015

December 31, 2015

Beginning March 2015 We returned to Lowry Park Zoo's upon their invitation to book sign for the spring season. We love this season as people are looking for Easter basket ideas so we displayed several gift basket examples of Ivan Becomes a Hero with…
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Grace Family Church Summer Explosion August 2014

August 2, 2014

Grace Family Church Summer Explosion 2014 We are always amazed at the Summer Explosion experience at Grace Family Church. It is not just the amount of children that attend  (well over a thousand plus) but the quality of spreading the Word of God to …
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Lowry Park Zoo Book Signings-March to June 2014/November to December 2014

March 5, 2014

  LOWRY PARK ZOO BOOK SIGNINGS-MARCH TO JUNE 2014/NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER,  2014 March 2014 to June 2014 and November 2014 (including Black/ Blessing Friday and Saturday) through December 2014 including a couple of Wild Wonderland Saturdays for 14 hour …
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Learning Express Toys 2014

February 2, 2014

Hyde Park - TampaOutdoor FestivalFebruary 2, 2014 I met Susan the owner of Learning Express Toys at the zoo when I was book signing.  She purchased a book and then invited me to book sign at their outdoor festival on February 2, 2014. When Frank and…
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Lowry Park Zoo and Wild Wonderland

December 21, 2013

Tampa, FloridaBook SigningDecember 21, 2013 It was our last Wild Wonderland night at the zoo before Christmas.  Frank and I worked from 9 am to 11 pm which included our set up and take down time. We set up in the morning at Safari and moved to Wall…
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Lowry Park Zoo Wild Wonderland

December 14, 2013

Lowry Park Zoo Wild WonderlandBook SigningDecember 14, 2013 We were thrilled to book sign at the Wild Wonderland event at Lowry Park Zoo.  No words can explain the excitement of about 4 to 5 thousands of people with their family and friends come thr…
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Lowry Park Zoo

December 7, 2013

Book SigningDecember 7, 2013 Happy Birthday to me!  Yea, it was my decision to book sign today. I love the zoo and could not think of any place I would rather be or do on my birthday. It was a delightful day.  Author's Note: I loved showing the bo…
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Lowry Park Zoo, Black Friday/Saturday

November 29, 2013

Book SigningNovember 29, 2013 Blessing FridayNovember 30, 2013 Saturday I have never done a Black Friday and Saturday combination. I wanted to stay local this year and not go out of town like we usually travel to Amelia Island to book sign after Chr…
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Dayspring Academy

October 3, 2013

Dayspring AcademyLittle Scholars/kindergartenNew Port Richey, FloridaAuthor Book Reading and Book Signing October 3, 2013 What a precious group of kindergarten children I met at Little Scholar's Kindergarten.  I don't know who was more excited them …
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Dayspring Academy 1st - 5th grade

September 27, 2013

Dayspring AcademyFirst to Fifth GradeNew Port Richey, FloridaAuthor Speaking and Book SigningSeptember 27, 2014 Author speaking to the 350 children from first to fifth grade not including parents and teachers.  I spoke about the book's messages of s…
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Grace Family Church Summer Explosion

July 29, 2013

Grace Family ChurchSummer ExplosionTampa, FloridaBook SigningJuly 29 through August 2, 2013 Our second Summer Explosion at Grace Family Church.  This year, children and parents had stories to tell about their experience with the book. Parents and gr…
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Happy Cow

July 22, 2013

Happy CowTampa, FloridaJuly 22, 2014 You have to see this adorable place. The manager's open arms to Ivan Becomes a Hero and Frank and I was nice. We had fun and ate our own share of the delicious, refreshing yogurt.  I choose my toppings carefully …
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The Book Loft/Fernandina Beach

July 4, 2013

The Book Loft/Fernandina BeachFourth of July Amelia IslandBook SigningJuly 5, 6, 7 (1/2 day), 2013 This was part vacation and part book signing time. We have been going to Amelia Island for over 20 years but usually in December. However, I wanted to…
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Lowry Park Zoo, Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2013

Lowry Park ZooMemorial Day WeekendMay 25, 2013 Beautiful weather here in Tampa, Florida especially at the zoo!  A large crowd and an awesome day to showcase Ivan Becomes a Hero for parents, grandparents, teachers, and children. I tell the story as I…
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Tampa Bay Christian Academy

April 15, 2013

Tampa Bay Christian AcademyApril 15, 2013Author Speaking and Book Signing We had sent pre sales sheets home to parents so they would be aware of the author speakings and book signings. I spoke to younger children first and later in the afternoon, I …
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Lowry Park Zoo, Book Signing

March 23, 2013

Lowry Park ZooMarch 23, 2013Book Signing Near Easter!  Love the parents and children who listen to Ivan's story and life messages of self-acceptance, celebrating differences and that we are all "fearfully and wonderfully made" for a purpose.  Ivan h…
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Walgreens' Book Signing

March 16, 2013

It started out being a gorgeous Saturday! We were set up by 10 am. People started coming to say hello and listen to Ivan Becomes a Hero's story.  We were happy with the events of the day.  We met new fans of Ivan the Giraffe and rekindled friendship …
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Bayshore Christian School

March 8, 2013

Bayshore Christian SchoolMarch 8, 2013Tampa, FloridaAuthor Speaking and Book Signing I agreed to speak at their  chapel service at 9 am  for the elementary students (kindergarten through fifth grade). The teachers gave out their weekly awards for ch…
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Kids R Kids School / Boyette Road

February 14, 2013

This was our second book signing and our return was welcomed. We agreed making an appearance a day before the signing would hopefully encourage sales.  Therefore, we greeted the parents personally from 6 am to 11 pm.  The day of the book signing we …
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Abundant Life Church

January 20, 2013

A nice picnic greeted us as we unloaded for the book signing. It was at the home of a dear friend (to my surprise) surrounded by a beautiful lake.  The children could not hug Ivan enough!  Since we had been to our own church service that morning, it …
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Book Loft - Amelia Island, Florida

December 30, 2012

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book SigningSunday, December 30, 2012 / Monday, December 31, 2012 My husband and I vacationed at Amelia Island again this year for our 43rd Wedding Anniversary. We included this book signing in our agenda. It was a huge success a…
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Chick-Fil-A On Ice Event

December 21, 2012

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book SigningFriday, December 21, 2012 Skate for FREE with Synthetic Ice Concepts and their 20 x 20 ft. rink (Skates provided) Take a picture with the Cow Bounce with Suncoast Bounce in their huge bounce house Hear about a ne…
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Victorious Life Church Home Schooling Event

November 13, 2012

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book Reading/Speaking/SigningNovember 13, 2012 President Candace Miller and I met this past summer to plan an event for their home schooling parents. On Tuesday morning, November 13, I read Ivan Becomes a Hero to the children wi…
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Chick-Fil-A Book Signing

October 20, 2012

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book ReadingOctober 20, 2012 Ivan Becomes a Hero was invited to Chick-Fil-A 's movie night. Parents and children were invited to picnic with blankets and lawn chairs on the roped off driveway. Author Linda Rossetti Brocato read …
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Grace Family Church VBS Summer Explosion

August 30, 2012

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book SigningJuly 30, 2012 A Heartfelt Thank You to Grace Family Church VBS Summer Explosion Ivan Becomes a Hero was graciously extended an invitation to become a part of their Summer Explosion held on July 30 to August 3 this ye…
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Victorious Life Church Homeschooler's Fair

August 19, 2012

Victorious Life Church Homeschooler's Fair Author Linda Rossetti Brocato was priviledged to be a part of Victorious Life Church Homeschooler's Fair. This was an avenue that the author has desired to broaden Ivan's message to all children. The rece…
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Kids R Kids Reading / Book Signing

July 13, 2012

On July 6, Kids R Kids on Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel,  invited author, Linda Rossetti Brocato to read her award-winning children's book, Ivan Becomes a Hero to almost 200 children from toddlers to fifth grade.  The children were receptive of the sto…
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Busch Gardens Serenghti Experience

July 8, 2012

Busch Gardens Serenghti Experience was such a delightful event.  I was blessed to share it with Frank, my husband, plus our little grandchildren: Rachel and Julia.   It was a very hot summer day.  Frank and I were as excited as the grandgirls as w…
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Author Book Signing Event

April 10, 2012

Come to the meet and greet the 2011 Award Winning Author of Ivan Becomes A Hero, Linda Brocato. She will be signing copies of the book as well!
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Transforming Life Church

April 1, 2012

On Sunday April 1st at Transforming Life Church in Plant City, Award Winning Author will be speaking about special book, Ivan Becomes A Hero. She will also be signing the books! Come join us!
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Walgreen's on State Road 54

March 31, 2012

On Saturday March 31st from 10 - 5 at Walgreens on State Raod 54, Ivan the Hero will be on display again and the award winning author will be signing the book! Come join us!
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Lowry Park Zoo

March 24, 2012

On Saturday March 24, 2012, from 10 - 5 at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. Ivan the Hero was on display and the award winning author signed book!
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Walgreens

March 20, 2012

Ivan Becomes a Hero Book Signing It is exciting to be invited to book sign at Walgreen's in our neighborhood! The manager is exceptional and the staff. Thank you!        
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Seffner Christian Academy

March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012 In March, Ivan Becomes a Hero was honored to be the chapel speaker/guest of honor at Seffner Christian School.   The topic was about what a bullly entail versus a hero.  She gave many examples of heroes in the community. Then example…
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Dr. Seuss Read Across America

March 2, 2012

Veterans Elementary (Public) School Ivan Becomes a Hero Book Reading How exciting to read Ivan Becomes a Hero to my granddaughter's class at Veteran's Elementary School as a part of the Dr. Seuss Read Across America event.  Ivan Becomes a Hero was …
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