Can-Lit icon Dennis Lee will launch his first collection of poems for children in a decade, Melvis & Elvis, at Small Print Toronto’s 7th annual Totsapalooza. Lee will present his widely anticipated new work and conduct a giant sing-along based on his classic poem Alligator Pie. Don’t miss this historic family event!
CBC Radio host and author Kevin Sylvester hosts this year’s festival of picture books, indie bands and Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) crafts. Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky pop-up bakery will serve handmade, all natural treats. And acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Don Kerr’s group of Toronto indie-rock heroes, Communism, will perform original tunes.
Acclaimed Vancouver-based creator Ashley Spires will give a hands-on introduction to Maker Culture for Kids based on her current bestseller, The Most Magnificent Thing. Spires will also debut her latest picture book Edie’s Ensembles. Fashionistas of all ages can dress up in costumes and vogue for the camera at “Edie’s Photo Booth.”
Stalwarts of Small Print’s popular rap-poetry for kids workshop, Rhyme Stew Crew, will perform a hip hop variation on Dennis Lee’s Melvis & Elvis. The Movement Lab Dance Studio‘s poised to inspire the crowd to explore new moves. And kids can explore cool D.I.Y. crafts, like making musical instruments out of recycled materials.
Dennis Lee and Ashley Spires books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Every year, Totsapalooza tickets sell out. Get yours early!
Non-Walkers (aged 0-2 years old) ride free.
Small Print Toronto gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Advance Tickets are now on sale: follow this link