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Bunny Bath: A mother-daughter inspired children’s book


From right to left: Heather Herzog, author; Penelope Eifrig, founder and editor-in-chief, Eifrig Publishing; Coleton Leitch; Courtney Leitch; Mason Leitch

Heather Herzog and Eifrig Publishing recently made a generous donation to Mount Nittany Health Foundation of 200 Bunny Bath books, which were presented to families welcoming new babies at Mount Nittany Medical Center’s women and children’s services during the months of April and May. Bunny Bath was written and illustrated by mother-daughter team Heather Herzog and Cat Eskey.

When Cat was 4 years old, Heather began illustrating and developing the manuscript for Bunny Bath, and frequently read the story with her daughter at bedtime in San Diego, Calif. But, the aspiring author was never satisfied with her drawings for the book. Many years later, when State College’s Eifrig Publishing agreed to publish Bunny Bath, Heather’s daughter Cat – a budding artist – offered to illustrate it.

“A preschool-counting book was a wonderful project to complete with my daughter – a mother’s dream,” Herzog said. “But after health issues slowed me down a little, we wanted to do something special for the kids at our local hospital and for the community. We wanted to inspire local children to read and learn to count in a fun way, while encouraging literacy in the region,” she added. “We’re so grateful to be able to make this donation to the many families associated with the [Medical] Center.”

Cat is currently an artist and certified yoga instructor living in Boulder, Colo. Heather has a master’s degree in education and resides in State College with her husband, Steve, who is a member of Mount Nittany Health’s Golf Classic Committee.

To learn more about Bunny Bath, visit Eifrig Publishing at Readers can also visit Amazon at

If you are interested in making a donation to the Foundation, contact them at 814.234.6777.

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