I’m one of five authors who will be doing a reading and presentation to kindergarten and grade one students at Gibsons Elementary School in Gibsons, BC on Wednesday, Feb. 26. I’ll be sharing my new picture book Six Stinky Feet and a Sasquatch and talking about “Picture Books: Fact and Fiction.” I look forward to hearing what the students have written. It should be a fun half-day.
It was fun presenting my new picture book, Six Stinky Feet and a Sasquatch, to an audience of young and old Dec. 7 at Sechelt Public Library. Andy Johnson, storyteller for the shishalh Nation, shared a sasquatch song he composed and told a sasquatch story. I’m honoured to know that he plans to read my book to shishalh kids.
At the event, I wore a red hoodie with the sasquatch design by shishalh Nation member Candace Campo. She explained to me how cultural Indigenous tradition determines the shape of each eye of the creature’s face. At the end of my fictional story, I include some cultural history and trivia regarding the sasquatch and a few URLs and book titles for those who want to find out more about this mysterious creature.
The hard-cover book, published by Peppermint Toast Publishing, features illustrations by talented Vancouver, BC animator Lillian Lai. The book is $18. Ten per cent of proceeds support pediatric palliative care in British Columbia.
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Rough illustration by Lillian Lai of the sasquatch and main character Annie
NEWS FLASH (Feb. 13, 2017): A Vancouver publisher wants to publish this book. Hurray! It all depends if their grant comes through in March. Here’s hoping . . .
I`m currently looking for a publisher for my new picture book Dirty, Smelly, Feet. It features the mischievous antics of little Annie and her sasquatch or Bigfoot pal.
Illustrator and animator Lillian Lai has done a great colour rendition of the book`s two main characters. Lillian did an excellent job of illustrating my first picture book, Gracie`s Got a Secret.
Unfortunately, the publisher of that book, MW Book Publishing, has ceased operations.
I don`t want to reveal too much about what makes this book special and different. If you know any publisher who might be interested, please let me know.
Despite the popularity of the Bigfoot on TV and in books for older readers, there are surprisingly few for young readers.