I recently had the pleasure of presenting to Ms. Bevacqua’s kindergarten class at Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School (YCDSB). After the presentation the teacher mentioned that she has written two books about kindergarten and we met to discuss how she might proceed with getting her books into print. We decided to partner on the project and her books will be launched on Sat., July 15th, 2017 from 12pm – 2pm at the Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library.
Open the Door to Kindergarten is a helpful guide which introduces parents and students to the wonderful world of kindergarten. This insightful book provides a peek into the fun-filled activity centres found in a typical Kindergarten classroom.
Dani’s Kindergarten Tour is a simple pattern text for young readers.
Light refreshments will be served at the book launch and the author/illustrator will be available to sign books. Also, the first thirty children will receive complimentary loot bags.
I will be participating in my first Canadian Society of Children’s Authors Illustrators & Performers Conference on Sat., Nov. 19th, 2016 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto. If you are planning on attending please ASK ME ABOUT Ruby.
Thank you to the students and staff of Rogers P.S. (@YRDSB) that welcomed Ruby & I to your school today.
Thank you to everyone that participated in our draw at The Feast of Ages on July 31st, 2016 in Uxbridge. Congratulations to Elayne Bassett, Elisabeth Chomko & Lindsay Fung! You won an interactive workshop for a JK/SK class or grade 1 class. The workshop includes reading the book titled, “We Are Colourful Friends” using hand-held puppets, acting out the pages of the book and creating a collage. As a follow-up activity, children will receive colouring sheets.
The class will be visited by Ruby. A six foot tall red flamingo. She has a tiara, necklace and fancy high heels just like the character in the book.
Ruby & I will be participating in The Bookshelf in Newmarket, ON on Sat., June 25th, 2016 from 9am – 3pm. Drop by for a chance to win a complimentary workshop.
Thank you to everyone that gave me water bottle caps. I used them as scales on my sculpture of a fish. His name is Finn and he made his debut at Bond Lake Public School (YRDSB) at their Wellness event yesterday evening.
Hi! As many of you know I have challenged myself this year to make sculptures of the 11 animals in my book. My goal is to make one sculpture a month. This month I am working on the fish and need about 200 more water bottle caps to finish the scales. If you have any extra water bottle caps please bring them to the Connecting the Community meeting on Tues., June 7th. Thanks!
Today’s national chocolate chip cookie day & my older daughter, Amanda & I co-authored our first e-book. It’s called–Our Colourful Cookies and is available at: http://www.smashwords.com. Suitable for children 6 years and up.
Thank you to the members of the Oak Ridges Lion’s Club for welcoming Ruby & I to your meeting.
Thank you to Donna & Mike of Expert Flooring in Richmond Hill, ON for your expertise in helping me select tiles for my mosiac–Ryan the Rhinoceros