Ontario Science Centre hosts book launch for new children's book ABC of Toronto
TORONTO, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Join author-illustrator Per-Henrik
Gürth's friendly animal characters in the latest addition to his
children's ABC book series: ABC of Toronto. This charming alphabet book explores the sights and sounds of Toronto's
attractions, communities, and landmarks.
Travel through Toronto from the letter A (for AGO) to Z (for Zoo), and
in between: the B for Beach, C for CN Tower, F for Fort York, S for
streetcars, T for the turrets of Casa Loma, W for Ward's Island, Y for
Yonge Street - and everywhere else!
"We are very excited to be launching this book with Kids Can Press,"
says Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "It provides a
wonderful opportunity to support both children's literacy and the
vibrant communities and attractions in our amazing city. The ABC of Toronto will engage our youngest visitors, their families, and the whole
community in celebrating the landmarks of our city."
The Ontario Science Centre page in the book reads "O is for Ontario
Science Centre - have some hair-raising fun!" and features a playful
illustration of a moose and a raccoon guest at the Science Centre's
famous Electricity Show.
The ABC of Toronto book launch begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in the
Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2, at the Ontario Science Centre. It
is open to the public (with general admission to the Ontario Science
Centre). The event will feature a book reading by ABC of Toronto author-illustrator Per-Henrik Gürth, children's activities, and a
"hair-raising" Electricity Show.
The ABC of Toronto book is published by Kids Can Press.
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the
communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding
through engagement with science of local, national and global
relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 46
million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for
Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for
innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology,
aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action
to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is
an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca; www.Facebook.com/OntarioScienceCentre; www.Twitter.com/OntScienceCtr; www.YouTube.com/user/OntarioScienceCentre.
SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre
For further information:
Christine Crosbie, Media Relations Officer
Ontario Science Centre
416-696-3191 Cell: 416-895-5482
Michaela Cornell, Communications Strategist
Kids Can Press