Eastview author teaches kids to value cleanliness through new animal storybook

EASTVIEW, Ky. — Author Christopher Meredith imparts an important lesson on cleanliness in “The King and Queen of Slop,” his new children’s book that is set for nationwide release this week.

“The King and Queen of Slop,” as the hogs got to be known, never cleaned up their mess, which quickly got out of hand. After almost losing one of them in the mess they both created, they realized they must clean up. Neither one would hog the responsibility of cleaning up their outrageously sloppy mess. No one wants to hog the glory of having caused this mess!

In “The King and Queen of Slop,” a happy pig couple finds that a little bit of trash left unattended can turn into a royal serving of slop.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Meredith has spent his life surrounded by books and those who read them. Growing up in Kentucky, he read to younger siblings, nieces and nephews. His reading always led to ad-libbing, which morphed into embellishing, which segued into “You’re making that part up!” After making up enough stories, Meredith wanted to write them down and to share them with more readers than just those he knew. The author has traveled and lived in several states, but he now resides riverside in the same county where he was born. He is often adopted by stray dogs, cats, rabbits and the occasional squirrel.

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