Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Sheree Fitch's playful words lead you into this beautiful children's book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Marie Cadieux did a wonderful job of adapting into French Fitch's display of wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald's lively illustrations.
The original English version of this book, EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street, was originally produced in 2001 as a fundraiser to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees in support of the Nova Scotia Hospital and to raise awareness for mental illness and addiction.
About the authors
Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.
Visit her at: shereefitch.com
EMMA FITZGERALD was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa. Her early travels have given her a large appetite for adventure. Combining her interest in people and places, Emma followed a career path that was part architecture, part art. She received her BFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia, spending her third year at Lâ??Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she honed her drawing skills. She then completed her undergraduate and masterâ??s degrees in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has worked in architecture offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and across Canada.
While working in Gambia, Emma took students onto the streets of their own communities, using sketching as their primary learning tool. When she returned to Halifax, drawing became an act of connecting with the many stories and unofficial histories of the area, a custom during her travels, but never before in Halifax. This laid the groundwork for her new book.
Other titles by Sheree Fitch
There's a Mouse in My House
Polly MacCauley's Finest Divinest Wooliest Gift of All
There's a Mouse in My House
Sing in the Spring!
Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things
Atlantic Canadian Poetry and Verse for Children
Kisses Kisses, Baby-O!
Because We Love, We Cry
You Won't Always Be This Sad
A Book of Moments
Making a Life
Twenty-five Years of Hooking Rugs
Other titles by Emma FitzGerald
City Streets Are for People
Hand Drawn Vancouver
Sketches of the City's Neighbourhoods, Buildings, and People
A Pocket of Time
The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop
EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street
Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore
Hand Drawn Halifax: The Colouring Book
Hand Drawn Halifax
Portraits of the city's buildings, landmarks, neighbourhoods and residents