SHEREE FITCH Bringing ‘Monkeys’ to the Masses

Posted: December 1, 2011

I must say following Sheree Fitch on Twitter is delightful!  It’s a mix of information and inspiration sprinkled with pictures, musings and lovely word play.  She is a master of language after all – still I can’t help but be amazed at how she manages to convey so much in the small scope of 140 characters.  You can follow her too @sherfitch.

I bring up Twitter because of Sheree's tweet directed to me just yesterday…

Glad of it too - as you’ll no doubt want to get to one of the remaining dates on the book tour.

Sheree’s award winning children's classic "There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen" was re-released on November 20/11 with all new illustrations created by Sydney Smith and the two have been meeting and greeting since then (with rave reviews I might add!)

You can still catch up to Sheree and Sydney at…

Benjamin Books (1 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay, NB) on Saturday, December 2 at 3:30

Tidewater Books (13 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB) on Friday December 9 from 4pm - 5pm

Westminster Books (445 king street Fredericton, NB) on Saturday December 10 from 2pm – 4pm

A wonderful opportunity to meet the two tremendous talents behind this tale of 'Baboon catastrophe'.  Don’t miss it!


SABS A/V Extra

While surfing the web for fantastic 'Fitch bits' – I discovered this video on YouTube where Sheree explains her inspiration for “There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen” and recites part of it for a packed house.  It’s great stuff – click here to see it.

There Were Monkeys In My KitchenAbout the book…

Our young heroine awakens one morning to total chaos when she discovers hordes of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans have taken over her home. "Baboon catastrophe" continues despite her valiant efforts to restore order, until official help arrives -- and something else!.

About Sheree…

Sheree FitchSheree Fitch's first two books, "Toes in My Nose" (1987) and "Sleeping Dragons All Around" (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a kind of Canadian female.......... Dr. Seuss. Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian children's literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, "Kiss the Joy As It Flies" (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada. Check out Sheree’s Cool People Profile and visit her at:

About Sydney…

Sydney SmithSydney Smith is a NSCAD University graduate living in Halifax. Well-known for his artwork for local musicians, he illustrated "The Dread Crew: Pirates of the Backwoods" and "Mabel Murple". His cover art for "Migration Songs" won's "Judge a Book By Its Cover" competition.

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