Toronto preschoolers and their families are invited to share the magic of reading with host Gisèle, star of TVO’s early-learning program block Gisèle’s Big Backyard, when her Read with Gisèle tour visits the North York Central Library on Saturday, November 12 at 11 am.
The first 100 children at the reading will receive a book bag, a bookmark and a free book. Gisèle will read the book Gifts, written by Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrated by Barbara Reid. With Plasticine illustrations and rhyming text, the book tells the story of a grandmother who shares the memories of her travels around the globe with her granddaughter. After the reading, kids will have a chance to meet Gisèle and have her autograph their book.
The Read with Gisèle tour showcases Gisèle reading the book of the month from her Big Backyard Book Club at libraries across the province in an effort to inspire children and their families to read every day.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing the Big Backyard Book Club to life at libraries across Ontario. Reading aloud with children is a great way to develop their early literacy skills, so I hope the Read with Gisèle tour will inspire kids and their families to enjoy reading together every day,” says Gisèle.
Preschoolers can watch the Book Club on television, participate in the club online, and now enjoy it in person as Gisèle reads accessible, easy-to-read-aloud books by Canadian authors. Online at tvokids.com, children can watch videos of Gisèle reviewing books and see kids answering questions about the stories, share feedback on how the stories made them feel, and submit their own reviews of books they have read.
Read with Gisèle events are free and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis as seating is limited. Below are the details for the North York reading:
Read with Gisèle!
Saturday November 12 at 11:00a.m.
North York Central Library – 5120 Yonge Street in Toronto