Taddle Creek No. 33: The Kids’ Issue Launch Party
Saturday, June 22nd, 2PM-4pm
@ Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street
If you follow the news, you know times are tough for magazines. But while some publishers panic and make needless cuts that don’t do any favours to either magazine or reader, Taddle Creek boldly looks to the future. Children are so often held up as the future leaders and the future thinkers. But they’re also the future earners, and that makes them perfectly qualified to be the readers of tomorrow.
So Taddle Creek decided to follow the old adage “get ’em while they’re young” and create an issue just for kids in the hope that some day they’ll remember what a great time they had reading it and drop their first $18 on a subscription.
Of course, the magazine would never be so callus as to think only of money. Taddle Creek No. 33, the Kids’ Issue, is a quality-filled romp from back to front that the kid in your life is sure to enjoy, with brand-new fiction and poetry by Philippa Dowding, Cary Fagan, JonArno Lawson, and Dennis Lee. Plus: comics by Claudia Dávila and Jay Stephens, fun and games by Matthew Daley, Dave Lapp, and Steven Charles Manale, and music by Friendly Rich. The Kids’ Issue also contains a feature on white squirrels, a profile of the T.T.C.’s biggest little fan, Cole Fleming, the long-awaited return of Fun Science Facts, and more! With a cover by Frank Viva! (Not to worry regular readers: big kids should enjoy this issue too.)
But Taddle Creek is not only turning its summer issue over to kids, it’s turning over its summer launch party too. Bring your kid (or any kid) on out to the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street (at Spadina), on Sunday, June 22nd, from 2–4 p.m., for an afternoon of kid-centric entertainment, featuring Claudia Dávila, Philippa Dowding, Dave Lapp, Steven Charles Manale, and Evan Munday.
More at http://www.taddlecreekmag.com/.