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 [...]
Tag Archive 'TD Canadian Children’s Award'
I work in a concrete jungle. I know it sounds terribly cliché but it’s true. I’m on the 18th floor of a high rise office building smack in the middle of downtown Toronto. Minutes away from the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Market and Union Station, you don’t get much more downtown than this. When [...]
Everyone was moving slowly this morning. Perhaps it was the early presence of the oppressive humidity that turned everyone to sloths or perhaps commuters were readjusting to working after a summer long weekend. Whatever the case it seemed like people were floating off the train at a languid pace, no rush, no rat race. I [...]
Lately, I have really missed books. You’re probably saying to yourself, is she off her rocker, she is reading a book EVERYDAY how on earth can she be missing them? Well, I am (not off my rocker – the first thing!) While I love immersing myself in children’s lit and having a grand ol’ time [...]
Growing up my sister was considered the pretty one and I, the smart one. We didn’t get to decide our roles, it was somehow determined for us and reinforced by others (although thankfully not by our parents). When birthdays, holidays or special visits rolled around I would get pens, books and puzzles and my sister [...]
For the last week I’ve been trying to craft a review for Shin-Chi’s Canoe by Nicola I Campbell and illustrated by Kim LaFave (ISBN: 9780888998576 , Groundwood Books,2009) and frankly I haven’t been satisfied with what I have written. It is such a beautiful and truly haunting book on such an important topic I feared [...]