“Toes in My Nose” Turns 25

A Sweet Release...

Renowned children's author Sheree Fitch will be touring the Maritimes from November 22 to December 7th, promoting the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of "Toes in My Nose". (See complete list of where & when below)

Silly, funny, and outrageous, "Toes in My Nose" is the book that launched Sheree Fitch’s career as Canada’s premiere nonsense poet. From "Popcorn Pete" and "Mabel Murple" to "Zelba Zinnamon", these are some of the best-loved poems and characters in Canadian children’s literature.

In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, the award-winning Sydney Smith’s new illustrations hilariously portray a neighbourhood of kids flying to the moon, playing banjo with orangutans, and bathing with submarines. "Toes in My Nose" will introduce a whole new generation to Sheree Fitch’s magnificent feat of imagination.

Author SHEREE FITCH with the 25th Anniversary Edition of her book TOES IN MY NOSE

About the Author
Sheree 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. Website:shereefitch.com

About the Illustrator
Sydney Smith
is a NSCAD University graduate living in Halifax, NS. Well-known for his artwork for local musicians, he illustrated "The Dread Crew: Pirates of the Backwoods", "Mabel Murple" (2010), and "There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen" (2011). His cover art for Migration Songs won Saltyink.com’s “Judge a Book By Its Cover” competition. His illustrations for "There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen" won the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration.


Congratulations to Sheila Howell - she's scored a copy of this book.  You might just WIN a copy yourself by playing our Countdown to Christmas Contest click on the picture below to enter...

Countdown to Christmas dec4 SHEILA HOWELL

25th Anniversary "Toes in My Nose" Touring Schedule

Thurs., Nov. 22: Adult Learning Awards Ceremony, Sackville, NB in evening
Friday, Nov. 23, 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Salem Elementary School, Sackville, NB (9:30 AM for grades K-2, 10:30 AM reading to grades 3-4)
Fri., Nov. 23, 3:30 PM: Sackville Public Library, Sackville, NB
Sat., Nov. 24, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Coles, New Glasgow, NS
Mon., Nov. 26, 10 AM – noon: UNBCC workshop / Saint John, NB
Tues., Nov. 27, 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Gretna Green Elementary, Miramichi, NB
Tues., Nov. 27, 10:30 – 11:30 AM: St. Andrews Elementary, Miramichi, NB
Tues., Nov. 27, 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Blackville Elementary, Blackville, NB
Tues., Nov. 27, 7:00 PM: Eel Ground Public Event, Bookseller: Books Inn
Wed., Nov. 28, 10:30 AM: Sussex Elementary, Sussex, NB
Wed., Nov. 28, 1:00 PM: Sussex Corner Elementary, Sussex, NB
Thurs., Nov. 29, 10:00 AM: Kennebecsis Valley High School, Quispamsis, NB
Fri., Nov. 30, 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Tom Morrison Theatre, Fredericton, NB (Fredericton with SYDNEY SMITH)
Fri., Nov. 30, 4:30 PM: Westminster Books, Fredericton, NB (Fredericton with SYDNEY SMITH)
Tues., Dec. 4, 4-6PM: Tattletales, Dartmouth, NS (with SYDNEY SMITH)
Wed., Dec. 5, 8:30 – 9:30 AM: O'Connoll School, Halifax, NS
Wed., Dec. 5, 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Porter's Lake School, Halifax, NS
Wed., Dec. 5, 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Coldwell Road School, Halifax, NS
Thurs. Dec. 6, 8:30 – 9:30 AM: Bedford South School, Bedford NS
Thurs. Dec. 6, 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Kingswood School, Hammonds Plains, NS
Thurs. Dec. 6, 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Portland Estates, Dartmouth NS
Fri. Dec. 7, 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Michael Wallace School, Halifax, NS
Fri. Dec. 7, 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Woozles for Shopping Under The Stars Slumber Party WITH SYDNEY SMITH. Description from Woozles: 'Storytime Celebration of the Season'. We're inviting kids to come dress in their pajamas (all who do so get a prize), to hear some stories read aloud and have cookies and milk...with the best pajamas winning a gift certificate.

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