The Word on the Street 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009 was the Word on the Street‘s 20th year! The weather held up and the festival was quite the success! Here are a few of our photos from the day:

Tundra booth - Kathy and HoriaTundra was at booth #245 this year with lots of great book deals and giveaways!

Laura Beingessner and Joanne SchwartzLaura Beingessner and Joanne Schwartz reading from Our Corner Grocery Store at the Children’s Reading Tent. After, Laura drew a broccoli for the kids!

Cary FaganCary Fagan reading from Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas. (You can see Laura Beingessner’s broccoli drawing on the left!)

From Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas, Cary Fagan teaches the audience the chorus of the Pirate Song: “It’s the pirate life for us, hey ho! The pirate life for us! Aaarrrgh!”

Kent Price and Theo HerasAt 1:30pm in the Little Readers Tent, Theo Heras sang songs from What Will We Do with the Baby-O? Click here to watch the video.

Lesley Fairfield2:00pm at the Comics and Graphic Novels Tent was Graphic Memoirs: Three New Works. Tundra’s Lesley Fairfield (Tyranny) presented with Canadian graphic memoirists, Tory Woolcott (Mirror Mind) and Adam Bourret (I’m Crazy). Thank you to Christopher Butcher and Peter Birkemoe from The Beguiling for organizing this program.

Tim BeiserTim Beiser read from Bradley McGogg The Very Fine Frog at the Children’s Reading Tent.

In the Word On The Street in Kitchener, Shane Peacock and Marla Stewart Konrad read from their latest books!

Thank you to the Word on the Street team and all the volunteers! We look forward to the next festival on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

TINARS for Tots: Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog

This Is Not a Reading Series for Tots on Saturday, March 21, 2009 was presented by Pages Books & Magazine, The Little Paper, Bunch, and the Gladstone Hotel. Emily Holton, acclaimed artist and author, was the host of TINAR’s “Read Me a Game.” Tundra’s Tim Beiser presented Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog with a tasty bug song and a frog cooking show (part of the Frog Food Network of course). Also presenting that day was Julie Morstad’s ABC and David Bruins and Hilary Leung’s The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear.

Tim Beiser singing at TINARS for Tots
Tim Beiser singing "...bugs are a bog frog's most favourite dishes..." at TINARS for Tots
Sous Chef holding up Green Pond Scum for all the tots to see
Sous Chef holding up green Pond Scum for all the tots to see.
Chef Tim getting measuring cups for his Sous Chefs
Chef Tim getting measuring cups for his Sous Chefs.

Chef and Sous Chef
Sous Chef and Chef letting tots know that the 8 Bugs Smoothie with Poo is real!

It was a great turnout and brave taste testers agreed that the 8 Bugs Smoothie with Poo was delicious! Thank you to David for the excellent music and sound effects during Tim’s presentation! Also a huge thanks to Chris Reed and his team for the fabulous event, we look forward to next one!

Launch of: Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog

What a very fine launch for Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog! The event was on Saturday, March 7 from 2-5pm at the Ingram Gallery in Yorkville. A fantastic turnout of friends, families, and fans that came to meet Tim Beiser and Rachel Berman. Here are some photos from the reception, launch, and book signing:

Rachel Berman's illustrations on display
Rachel Berman's illustrations on display.
Children and adults enjoy Rachel's artwork
Enjoying Rachel's illustrations from the book.
The line-up for signing begins!
Lining up for the signings.
Showing off their signed copy.
Got their signed copy!
Rachel Berman signing a copy of the book
Rachel Berman signing a copy of the book.
Tim Beiser signing a copy of the book
Tim Beiser signing a copy of the book
Author Tim Beiser and his son Rowan
Tim Beiser with his son Rowan.
Reading Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog.
Reading Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog.

Thank you to those who came out on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and many thanks to Tarah and her team at the Ingram Gallery!

Invitation to the Bradley McGogg Book Launch

Bradley McGogg The Very Fine Frog

Join Author Tim BEISER & Ingram Gallery Artist, Rachel BERMAN for the launch of their much anticipated title: Bradley McGogg: The Very Fine Frog.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 2:00pm-5:oopm
Location: Ingram Gallery
Street: 49 Avenue Road
City/Province: Toronto, Ontario

The artist and author will be on hand to sign books. Berman’s original watercolours from the new publication will be available for sale.

Sneak preview on Thursday, March 5 during the Yorkville Art Walk (open until 8pm).