Hello! It has been a nicely busy few weeks. I was asked to present my book at two events. Here are Finch and I horsing around in front of the end paper image of Starring Shapes. It was all up on a big screen! Technology! This was for Corus Friends and Family Day. Corus is the parent company of my publisher, Kids Can Press.
It was a fab day! Finch got to meet Toopy and Binoo ( I won't link to them! Too much cutesy noise) and we had a free BBQ lunch. The best part, I finally got to visit Kids Can's new offices and it was such a treat.
Yesterday was the Toronto Word on the Street Festival. It was a glorious sunny day down at Toronto's waterfront. Finch got to see Island airport planes taking off, Paul got a tee shirt and my presentation was smooth going, despite a wicked cold I had picked up. Yay! I did it. I am always nervous to do presentations and usually the kids dictate how deeply I go into discussing my process. These last two, I only read the book and did a drawing demo. The kids were exited and little and I'm sure would not be able to listen to me ramble on about thumbnails and final drafts! Kids Can created some lovely colouring pages for the craft activity following my talk. It was also so so nice to see one of my favorite people Krissy and she made me this!
I must make an effort to do more promotion and school visits!
Here is a bit of teensy shot of the spring catalog for Kids Can Press and I am beyond chuffed to have a page of my own!! Who knew I would one day have 5 kids books to my name!! It's beyond a thrill and I am so grateful.
You can see the next Willow book will be "Willow's Smile" and is out in March. It is about picture day!
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