From MP Adam Vaughan helping kids build a model city for storybook mice to an exclusive Toronto appearance by The Gruffalo – our annual D.I.Y. Kids Culture festival invariably features a monumental event. That said, we’re delighted to announce that Totsapalooza 7 on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Revival, will be a bona fide milestone in Canadian Literary history!
Toronto’s first poet laureate, Dennis Lee, will unveil his eagerly awaited new collection of poems for children, Elvis & Melvis. Don’t miss the world premiere of a book that’s poised to sit alongside Lee’s Alligator Pie as a Can Kid-Lit classic!
Stalwarts of Rhyme Stew Crew, our rap-poetry for kids workshop, conducted by poet Claire Caldwell and choreographer Ann-Marie Williams, will present a hip-hop variation on Elvis & Melvis.
Vancouver-based author-illustrator Ashley Spires, creator of the current bestseller The Most Magnificent Thing, will launch her latest book Edie’s Ensembles and present a fun, hands-on introduction to Maker Culture for Kids. Fashionistas of all ages can dress up and vogue for the camera at Edie’s Photo Booth.
Kids can also groove to indie-rock heroes Communism, bust a move with popular children’s dance studio The Movement Lab, and hang out with the dynamic puppet-duo Howie and Baboo from TVO’s new hit show Now You Know.
CBC Radio host and author Kevin Sylvester will host the festivities. And Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky‘s pop-up bakery will serve handmade treats.
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