Storytime with Miss Washtenaw County

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 11:00am

Schuler Books
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI  48103 

We’re so excited to welcome Miss Washtenaw County, Cecilia Petrush, to read Dolly Parton's Billy the Kid Makes It Big for storytime!

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About the Book
From the legendary Dolly Parton comes a story about her god-dog and Instagram personality, Billy the Kid, who is hoping to make it big as a country music star in Nashville, Tennessee.

French bulldog Billy the Kid was born with an ear for music. And not just any music. He loves barking to the beat of country music! So Billy sets out to Nashville to sing his heart out.

But when he meets some big bullies at the Battle of the Bow-wows, Billy worries he's barking up the wrong tree. He'll need his favorite songs ("Jowlene" and "I Will Pawlways Love You," of course), a group of scrappy new friends, and his favorite country music star to regain self-confidence and be the star he always knew he could be.

Written by Dolly Parton with Erica S. Perl and illustrated by MacKenzie Haley, this is a delightful picture book about standing up to people (and dogs) who put you down and finding the drive to achieve your dreams.


About Miss Washtenaw County
Cecilia Petrush is a 2023 Honors graduate from the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and a minor in Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Beyond performing, she is incredibly passionate about her Social Impact Initiative, The Arts: A Megaphone for Social Justice. Cecilia believes that access to the arts and the amazing benefits they offer to our lives is a right that every person should be allowed, and she will spend her year as Miss Washtenaw County spreading this message. 

She has been involved in the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organizations for seven years. Because of the life-changing scholarships offered by Miss America and MAOTeen, she has been able to pursue all of her educational ambitions without difficulty. In Cecilia’s free time, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and her cat Morty. She is also an avid weightlifter and enjoys all things related to health and fitness. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cecilia has loved living in Ann Arbor the last four years. She considers Ann Arbor and its surrounding areas to be her second home and she is both excited and very honored to serve as Miss Washtenaw County 2023.

Dolly Parton's Billy the Kid Makes It Big By Dolly Parton, MacKenzie Haley (Illustrator), Erica S. Perl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593661574
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Penguin Workshop - April 25th, 2023