Sunday, January 24, 2016 | 9 – 11:30 AM | FREE
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street

A books + breakfast series for young kids & their parents
featuring JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to welcome award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and illustrator Sydney Smith to our first Bookmarkers event, where they will present their wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers. They will also lead a Sidewalk Flowers-inspired walk through Artscape Youngplace, as well as wordless poetry and collaborative mural-making workshops.

Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast in the Coffee Pub café* and additional interactive play activities with the Smart Cookie Club.

Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7

Sidewalk Flowers

  • Winner of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustrated Books
  • Selected for the 2015 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year
  • Long-listed for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book
  • Selected for the 2015 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

* 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.

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Community Partner: Smart Cookie Club.