StoryMobs is back with Mr. Zinger’s Hat on Sunday, September 27

StoryMobs is leaping into Mr. Zinger’s Hat on Sunday, September 27, at The Word on the Street Festival, at Harbourfront Centre at Queen’s Quay in downtown Toronto.

A charming, playful tale about the art of creating and telling stories, Mr. Zinger’s Hat, by award-winning writer Cary Fagan and illustrator Dušan Petričić, celebrates the budding friendship between an elderly writer and a young boy who discovers a storyteller within. Mr. Zinger’s Hat has also been selected as this year’s TD Grade One Book Giveaway by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

StoryMobs are where great books meet flash mobs with a dash of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ thrown in. A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of ways including costumes & props, simple choreography, musical instruments and reading from the book. StoryMobs are primarily aimed at families, but warmly welcome the involvement of book-lovers, flash mob-enthusiasts and fun folks of all ages. StoryMobs is a free event.

Like other flash mobs, StoryMobs appear out of nowhere in an apparently spontaneous way, in a busy public space, at a (quietly) designated time and then disperse without any additional fanfare after they have finished.

Book: Mr. Zinger’s Hat by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: Sometime between 1:00 and 4:00pm
Location: Somewhere at Harbourfront Centre, at The Word on the Street Festival

The exact location for all StoryMobs will be given to participants 24 hours before event. Visit for more information.