Row Bot's official Debut
Row Bot made his official debut on May 6th at Lexicon Books in Lunenburg, NS. There was a great crowd on hand and everyone, including the kids, enjoyed hearing Beth Ann Knowles read Row Bot. All who attended also received a blue spruce seedling to take home and plant. The seedling were kindly donated by the Nova Scotia Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation who were also on hand to share information about their great projects.
Vernon Oickle on CTV Morning Live
Vernon Oickle joined Heidi Petracek on CTV Morning live to talk about his new book Five Crows Silver the fifth in his series.
Colour Saskatchewan for Creative Kids
Patricia Katz is Colouring for a Cause.
We have enlisted several well known Saskatchewanians to colour their favourite image in Colour Saskatchewan. The books will be put up for auction to benefit Creative Kids, a charitable giving program that helps enable low-income children and youth participate in arts and culture activities. A portion of the proceeds from each book will also go to support Creative Kids. The auction date will be announced in the upcoming weeks. http://www.creativekidssask.ca/
Colour Saskatchewan, an adult colouring book by acclaimed Saskatchewan artist Jason Sylvestre, is now in bookstores.
Mr. Sylvestre, is one of the most talented artists working in Saskatchewan today. His work as a cartoonist and graphic artist has appeared around the globe. Along with writer Carson Demmans, he is the illustrator behind the bestsellers You Might Be From Saskatchewan If and Strange Saskatchewan.
Award winning author Mark Allard-Will describes the book this way: "Saskatchewan is a place that has charmed my heart with its intrigue, oddity and communal warmth since I first arrived. Jason masterfully captures these sentiments and more with his art in Colour Saskatchewan.
Hayley Wickenheiser, Patricia Katz, Andrew Salgado, Owen Geni, Alex Runions among many others will be colouring their favourite image in the book to be put up for auction for Creative Kids, a charitable giving program that helps enable low-income children and youth participate in arts and culture activities. A portion of the proceeds from each book will also go to support Creative Kids.
Five Questions with Beth Ann Knowles
Five questions for Beth Ann Knowles author and Illustrator of Row Bot
When did you start writing stories?
I've always written silly stories and rhymes; for family and friends. Once I had kids of my own my creative ideas seemed to mostly turn into children's stories.
What inspired you to create the character Row Bot?
I'm always playing with words in my head; rhyming things, making up silly verses, or strange word associations. One day the word robot popped into my head and I turned it into row bot. I thought on that for a while and started writing a more simple book with random words...row bot, low bot, big bot, small bot, etc. But, as I started putting it together a story began to develop.