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Author event to raise funds for HIHS (June 3)

Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo


Helene Sola-Grieg, a registered nurse, clinical nursing instructor, and animal lover has written and published her first children’s book, Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo.

“My book was inspired by my love of animals and children,” Sola said. “I feel that caring for children and animals and teaching the next generation are some of the most rewarding experiences one can have.”

A percentage of the proceeds Sola earns from attendance and book sales at an event planned for Monday, June 3 at the Kona Bark Park will be donated to Hawaii Island Humane Society. Pre-K through 2nd grade are invited to attend 1-3 p.m.

Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo is the story of a lonely little girl named Loo Loo. When she discovers Rexxaroo, a very unusual cat, “her world begins to change, and things begin to look quite strange!” Through their many magical adventures together, Rexxaroo helps Loo Loo overcome her shyness and meet new friends.

“It is my hope that the continued success of the Rexxaroo book and crafts will help raise money for many animal rescue organizations,” Sola said.

Join author Sola in her efforts to support the Humane Society while learning about her new children’s book and having a fun filled craft session as well.

Signed books and Rexxaroo crafts will be available for purchase at a discounted price during the event. The book will sell for $14 and craft items for $6 each.

Sola grew up in Queens, N.Y. She now makes her home in beautiful Cold Spring, N.Y. with her husband, Adolfo, and two children, Lauren and Kevin. They live with their dog, Yogi, and their three cats, Piff, Lyla, and Rexxaroo.

Sola is a registered nurse specializing in neonatal intensive care at a local hospital. She also teaches clinical pediatric nursing at a nearby college.

The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more.

Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo and the Rexxaroo crafts are distributed by Sinnaminz LLC and can be purchased at

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