From Toronto illustrator Barbara Reid: “I want to inform you and hopefully your readers of my collaboration with Evergreen Brick Works. My latest children’s book is titled Picture A Tree; it was inspired by morning dog walks through the Brick Works park. As with all my previous books, the illustrations are done in plasticine. The book was published in November and is a Toronto Public Library First and Best choice as well as an Ontario Library Association Best Bests for Children selection.
“In cooperation with Evergreen Brick Works there will be a display of some of the original pieces of plasticine art April 17 to May 21. The pieces on display are the 40 illustrations that make up the end papers of the book. The blurb by Evergreen Brick Works says ‘The restored park area surrounding Evergreen Brick Works was a source of inspiration and reference for Picture A Tree. Evergreen is grateful to Barbara Reid for donating 25 per cent of the proceeds of this art sale. Evergreen is a national charity that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environment, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities – now and for the future.’ . . . The ROM has also engaged me for the weekend of April 21st to do workshops with children in connection with Earth Week.”
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