Invitation to the Little Chicken Duck Book Launch

Please join Tim Beiser and Bill Slavin in celebrating the launch of their newest book, Little Chicken Duck.

When: Sunday, December 1, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: Type Books
Address: 883 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

Little Chicken DuckLittle Chicken Duck
Written by Tim Beiser
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Hardcover | 24 Pages | Ages 3-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-392-6
And so begins the charming story of Little Chicken Duck, whose fear of water prevents her from learning to swim. Taken under Froggie’s wing, she is brought into the forest clearing, where each of the birds, in turn, confesses their deepest fear and how they came to terms with it. This heartwarming tale in rhyme is lovingly illustrated by the playful, enchanting illustrations by artist Bill Slavin.

Launch of: Checkers and Dot

On Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Little Island Comics, we celebrated the launch of Checkers and Dot with creators J. Torres and J. Lum!

If you’re not familiar, the Checkers and Dot series are black-and-white board books that present high-contrast patterns and rhyming text for toddlers. For the launch, we asked guests to come dressed in black-and-white. We even had a photo booth – and now the photos are available for download. Here are the easy steps:

step11. Click on the following link to go to Tundra’s flickr photostream:
2. Look for your photo! You can do a quick search too.

step23. Click on your photo.
4. Click on the ACTION drop-down menu.
5. Click on VIEW ALL SIZES (highlighted in blue in the image above).

step36. On this page, you can choose a download size for your photo. We recommend the larger sizes!

step47. Click on the DOWNLOAD THE ___ ___ SIZE OF THIS PHOTO link (highlighted in blue in the image above). Or you can right-click on the photo and click SAVE IMAGE AS…

step58. A box will pop up, choose SAVE FILE.
9. Click OK.
10. Share with your family and friends. 🙂

Invitation to the Miss Mousie’s Blind Date Book Launch

Join author Tim Beiser and artist Rachel Berman for the launch of their much anticipated title, Miss Mousie’s Blind Date.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 2:00pm-4:oopm
Place: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Praise for Miss Mousie’s Blind Date:

“Spring fever strikes even the rodents. And who knows where the heart leads? … Beiser’s sprightly text has warmth, heart, and a valuable lesson. Berman’s pictures, in watercolor and gouache on rag, suggest Beatrix Potter, ably matching the crisp elegance of the story. Wonderful.” – Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews

Guest Post: Ron Lightburn

On Monday, June 11, StoryWalk launched at Jubilee Park in Bridgetown! Ron Lightburn, the illustrator of Juba This, Juba That by Helaine Becker, went to celebrate:

Ron Lightburn: Juba this, Juba that, Juba spies a yellow cat…

Juba is just waking up. Can you stretch your arms high over your head, all the way to the next sign?

Can you reach high up to the sky, then crouch into a ball, then reach high up to the sky, then crouch into a ball, all the way to the next sign?

Everybody crouch all the way to the next sign!

Everybody run in big zig-zags all the way to the next sign!

Hooray for Angela Reynolds of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library! Thank you for making a StoryWalk in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia!

Don’t forget to check out this interview about Ron Lightburn, he goes into more details about StoryWalk too!