Only one word can sum up our 8th Annual TOTSAPALOOZA Festival of picture book authors, indie bands and DIY crafts, on Saturday, February 6, at Revival Nightclub: AWESOME! About 400 guests, both tall and small, were regaled by local luminaries. Small Print TO’s Jenn Catanzaro recorded the festivities with her camera.
(clockwise, from top) Author Lindsay Mattick (Finding Winnie), indie roots-rock trio Bellwoods Trinity, Host Tim Walker, author-illustrator Kevin Sylvester (Super Duper Monster Viewer), Wanda-Pie-in-the-Sky‘s book-inspired cookies, author Neil Pasricha (Awesome Is Everywhere), Movement Lab choreographer Ann-Marie Williams, a photo booth by Next Phase Entertainment, crafts designed by Kalpna Patel, artist-author Cybele Young (Some Things I’ve Lost) and DJ Castlefrank (AKA Matt Blackett, of Spacing Magazine, who kindly donated copies of their latest issue, Kids In Toronto, to the loot bags).
To see more of Jenn’s photos, visit our Facebook Page. (here)
Finding Winnie – The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, with illustrations by Sophie Blackall, won the prestigious 2016 Caldecott Medal, “honouring the most distinguished American picture book for children,” awarded by The American Library Association.
“Children will be enchanted by Winnie’s journey from the forests of Canada to the pages of the Hundred Acre Wood. Blackall offers a tour-de-force of visual storytelling,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Rachel G. Payne in today’s press release (Here).
The Caldecott Medal is often called the ‘Pulitzer Prize for picture books.’ Find out why it went to Finding Winnie, and get Lindsay Mattick to sign your copy, at our 8th Annual TOTSAPALOOZA on Saturday, February 6th. Click here for details.