Meet the creators of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway

This year Grade One children across Canada will receive a copy of Gifts, written by Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrated by Barbara Reid.

Written in verse, this charming tale, featuring Barbara Reid’s wonderful Plasticine illustrations, is sure to delight young readers. Join Grandma as she visits far off places – from Australia to the Arctic and many sites between. She asks her granddaughter what gifts she would like her to bring back from her travels. The granddaughter’s answers are definitely not your typical souvenirs! A piece of the sky, an iceberg on a string, a roar from the jungle king…

Visit to learn more about the creators. The site includes:

  • two mini-documentary movies
  • an in-depth written interview
  • the movie transcript
  • two comprehensive bibliographies
  • links for further information