I’ve just come out of a week-long fog caused by a nasty flu bug that has been circulating and am just beginning to feel (somewhat) normal. Being saddled with the flu is like spending weeks planning for a party only to have that annoying neighbourhood kid show up and ruin everything. He wrecks all the [...]
Tag Archive 'Nova Scotian Author/Illustrator'
Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors around you? Have you found yourself peaking into light windows at night, eager for a glimpse into the lives of your neighbours? One of the great by-products of owning dogs is that you get to walk them at night, a perfect time for stealing glances! I’ll [...]
I am so pleased to review Baby’s Lullaby by Jill Barber and illustrated by HildaRose (ISSBN: 9781551097954, Nimbus Press, 2010) tonight as I love this new board book for many reasons. The first reason is that it is written by the sultry-voiced Juno-nominated Jill Barber who I discovered when I first heard tell of this [...]
It’s the night before Halloween and I really should be reviewing another spooky tale or other frightful fare but ever since I received a review copy of Mable Murple by Sheree Fitch and illustrations by Sydney Smith (ISBN: 9781551097886, Nimbus Press, 2010), I just can’t pass her freckled purple face without her calling to me: [...]
I am the product of two people who are not the same race and I was born in Canada. I have always enjoyed being able to have two heritages to get into (plus being a very proud Canadian) and have benefited greatly from being able to fit into most cultures but looking so racially ambiguous [...]
Arrr, hello friends, Me was hopin’ t’ do this entire post in pirate but Me feared that would be annoyin’, shiver me timbers! Aye, tis’ just that I read the grandest pirate book e’er and I disco’ard that tis’ the pirate’s life for me, gar! Okay, I can’t keep scrunching up my face like that [...]