Arts & Entertainment

The Fine Grind to Hold Children’s Book Reading Events with Local Author of Wellness Books for Children


LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Join in for a fun and festive children's book reading and signing with local author and wellness books for children publisher Dr. Angela Parrino at The Fine Grind on Sundays, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and March 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Parrino will be reading from a selection of her published children’s books about health and mental wellness and these books will be available for purchase at the event. You can RSVP to Angela at For more information about these events, go to

Dr. Parrino will be reading from the book "Gus, the Feeling-Better Polar Bear," which is based, in part, on Gus of the Central Park Zoo in NYC where he formerly was the beloved main attraction. At one time or another, we all feel "under the weather" and look forward to feeling better. In the story, Gus follows Dr. Kim's advice about how to do just that and is healed by the generosity of so many caring people around the world. He feels better, not because of the actual gifts he receives, but because the people around him make him feel loved. The first book of a six book children's wellness set, Gus the Feeling-Better Polar Bear focuses on emotional wellness. The Spanish version "El Oso Polar Se Siente Mejor" is also available.

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Among many other professional endeavors, Dr. Angela Parrino started a book company, GP’s Honey Tomes, LLC, whose principal focus is the publication of health literacy materials for children and adults. She currently runs the company, while teaching Spanish for Healthcare Professionals at Montefiore Medical Center, providing a workshop series annually for visiting Chinese educators under the auspices of the International Teachers Program of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and teaches prospective ESL teachers of the MS in TESOL Program, CNR.

The Fine Grind Coffee Bar is located at 101 Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls (973-837-0199 ). Enjoy organic and fair-trade coffee, fun coffee concoctions, FroHo and various teas. Also on the menu -- tasty breakfast items such as Egg in a Mug and bagel sticks as well as lunch specialties like turkey pesto wraps and soups. The Fine Grind offers many weekly events, including live music, a Sunday evening open mic, free seminars, book signings and more. For a full event schedule, go to or “Like” them on Facebook!

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