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Totsapalooza 11 – A Day with Qin Leng & Friends

Saturday, February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free – $15

World-renowned children’s book illustrator Qin Leng will make her eagerly awaited debut as an author at Small Print Toronto’s 11th Annual TOTSAPALOOZA festival. Kids aged 2-8 can celebrate this milestone with Fay & Fluffy’s Drag Queen Story Time, author Emil Sher, and indie rock all-stars The Woodshed Orchestra.

Small Print Toronto is proud to present TOTSAPALOOZA 11: A Day With Qin Leng & Friends in partnership with The Children’s Book Bank.

TOTSAPALOOZA sells out every year. Get your tickets early!

● After illustrating over 30 beloved and bestselling children’s books, Qin Leng unveils her debut picture book as an author, I Am Small. Qin will conduct a drawing demonstration.
● Drag Performers JP (Fay Schlift) and Kaleb (Fluffy Soufflé) run their widely celebrated, interactive reading program, Drag Queen Storytime.
● A sneak preview of Mine.Yours by Marsha Diane Arnold, illustrated by Qin Leng, which will be published in April, 2019. (Thanks to KidsCan Press, advance copies will be available for purchase at the event).
● Award-winning author Emil Sher shares his bestselling book Away, illustrated by Qin Leng.
● Legendary drummer Dave Clark (Rheostatics, Dinner Is Ruined, Gord Downie) pilots The Woodshed Orchestra’s five-piece horn section, four-piece rhythm section and full-ensemble vocals, in a soulful mash up of classic dance styles from around the world.

● Choreographer Ann-Marie Williams will conduct her popular audience dance sessions.
● Dress up and create a souvenir of the day at PhaseOne Entertainment’s Photo Booth.
● Kensington Market mainstay Wanda’s Pie-in-the-Sky will fuel partygoers of all ages with healthy, handmade snacks from their pop-up bakery.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

TOTSAPALOOZA LASTS ALL YEAR All proceeds from TOTSAPALOOZA enable Small Print Toronto to offer literary programs to kids aged 2-12 across the GTA, FREE of charge, throughout the year.

Click here to get your tickets!


Saturday, February 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free – $15
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