Sunday, April 17, 2016 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM | FREE
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street

For the Spring edition of our books + breakfast series for young kids and their parents, we will be featuring two beautiful and poignant children’s books – Danielle Daniel’s Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox and Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher’s Malaika’s Costume.

Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox
In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.

Malaika’s Costume
A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn’s warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher’s vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book.

In conjunction with their informal readings and book presentations, all three authors and illustrators will lead interactive creative writing and drawing activities.

In addition, we will be launching our “Walk, Stop, and Wonder” photography project, in partnership with the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. Families are invited to join us for a short photo walk from Artscape Youngplace to Trinity Bellwoods Park, where children (and their parents) are encouraged to take photos of what the children notice. Check our website for more information, soon!

Families are also welcome to enjoy breakfast treats in the Coffee Public café* with additional interactive craft and play activities with the Smart Cookie Club.

Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7

* Program does not include any food or beverages purchased at the Coffee Pub

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Series Partner: Groundwood Books. Program in memory of Tyrus Reiman.

Community Partner: Smart Cookie Club.