Wild and Free Storytime for Kids

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Watkins Glen, NY

Join us for a Wild and Free Storytime event at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. A catchy, repetitive rhyming picture book with beautiful illustrations by Sanctuary Publishers, Wild and Free helps introduce young children to concepts of animal use and teaches them to extend their care and empathy towards all. Written by an elementary school teacher, Andrea Zimmer, and illustrated/edited by Julia Feliz Brueck, children will become captivated by the bright imagery of animals they love while examining what it means for them to have a choice in how they interact with and impact others – both nonhuman and human. Storytime will be followed by a coloring activity featuring illustrations by Julia Feliz Brueck, sanctuary time with the animals, and plant-based snacks for kids. Ages 3-10.


Saturday, October 12

  • 10:00 -10:30 a.m.

    Wild and Free Storytime with Julia Feliz Brueck

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.

    Coloring activity

  • 11:00 -11:45 a.m.

    Sanctuary Time with the Animals

  • 11:45-12:15 p.m.

    Snacktime (plant-based)

Storytime Host

Julia Feliz Brueck

Julia Feliz Brueck

Julia Feliz Brueck

Illustrator and Editor of the children’s book Wild and Free, Julia Feliz Brueck is the founder of Sanctuary Publishers, a unique vegan book publisher dedicated to raising the voices of nonhumans and other marginalized communities. Julia is the author and illustrator of the first ever vegan-themed board book for babies and toddlers, Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary, which was published in 2016. In Spring of 2017, Julia published her second book, the Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide, which became the first evidence-based, dietician-approved guide written by a scientist and vegan parent to help other parents raise their little vegans safely and simply.