“The Walking Bathroom” by Shauntay Grant & Erin Bennett Banks

About the Book...

It’s Halloween and Amayah doesn’t have a costume to wear to school. She dressed as a ghost for the last three years in a row, witches are overdone, and fairies are not her style. She wants to be something different, something creative, something no one else in the world has ever been in the history of Halloween.

A sweet story of standing out and fitting in, The Walking Bathroom is the newest book from award-winning author and spoken-word poet Shauntay Grant (Up Home). With fun, vibrant artwork from Erin Bennett Banks (Change of Heart), this imaginative tale is bound to inspire some unique costumes and become a Halloween favourite!

 

About the Author

Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist based in Halifax. Up Home won the 2009 Atlantic Book Award for Best Published Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards. Shauntay served as Halifax’s third Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2011. Her other honours include a Poet of Honour Prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Writing and Publishing. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

 

About the Illustrator

Erin Bennett Banks is a New York native with Canadian roots. She is the illustrator of The Patchwork Path, The First Music and Hush Harbor. Her culturally distinct style has earned recognition by The New York Times, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Erin currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where she makes art with her illustrator husband, three girls, and one mischievous pug.

 

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