April 04, 2018

Harry's Hiccups: Book launch (Guelph, ON)

Guelph author

Jean Little 

 will be launching 

her new picture book 

Harry's Hiccups
 by Jean Little
Illustrated by Joe Weissmann
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
April 2018


 Sunday, April 15, 2018

1:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Three Willows Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, ON
N1H 7H3

Harry tries and tries to get rid of his hiccups. He tries drinking a glass of water upside down, he tries putting an ice-cold key down his back, he gleefully tries eating a spoonful of sugar. But nothing works!

In this charming picture book, written by children's literature legend Jean Little and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Joe Weissmann, Harry is afflicted with a case of the hopeless hiccups. It's not until Harry has a surprise encounter with a different sort of neighbor that it seems like Harry might finally get some relief...hiccup, hiccup...
Retrieved from publisher's website at 
on April 3, 2018.

The launch

will also feature

Maggie de Vries

with her newest picture book

Swimming with Seals
by Maggie de Vries
Illustrated by Janice Kun
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
April 2018

Ally isn't able to live with her mother. Instead she lives far, far away, on the other side of the country, with her gram and great-aunt. But one summer Ally goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in the "big city by the ocean" and gets to spend time with her mom. While exploring the shore, watching whales from the boat dipping into the salty water, Ally finds out something important: her mother loves to swim as much as she does.

This is a very personal story. Ally is based on the author’s niece, Jeanie, and Ally's mother is based on the author's sister, Sarah, who went missing from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in 1998. Jeanie is like a seal in the water, and Sarah was just the same, but they never got to swim together. In this story, they do. Swimming with Seals is a story that was written for the thousands of children who long to live with their birth parents and will never fully understand why they can't.

Retrieved from Orca Book Publishers' website at 
on April 3, 2018.

1 comment:

  1. Two amazing authors. This would be a great event to attend.