Media Advisory - Robert Munsch spins tales that inspire Toronto families to learn together

    TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Capture the joy as children and their parents
hear stories told by beloved children's author Robert Munsch at Willow Park
Junior Public School in Toronto. As the honourary chair of Family Literacy
Day, Munsch will tell a few of his bestselling stories as only Munsch can. He
will also encourage parents to engage in learning activities at home. This
event will mark the 10th year of Family Literacy Day(R), an annual initiative
created by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and founding sponsor Honda Canada
that encourages families to read and learn together. This storytelling event
is one of the highlights among thousands of events taking place across the
country as a lead up to Family Literacy Day, Sunday, January 27.

                 Interview-op: Robert Munsch, Willow Park Junior Public
                 School's Principal Paul Iron and ABC CANADA president
                 Margaret Eaton

    DATE:        Thursday, January 24

    TIME:        10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

    LOCATION:    Willow Park Junior Public School,
                 45 Windover Drive, Scarborough

    About Robert Munsch: Robert Munsch, beloved children's writer and
Canada's best-selling author, has published over 50 children's books,
including The Paper Bag Princess, Thomas's Snowsuit and Love You Forever,
which has sold over 20 million copies in North America. His latest book is
Look At Me!, published by Scholastic Canada. He is the honourary chair of
Family Literacy Day.

    About ABC CANADA: ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is Canada's
private-sector voice championing adult literacy. The national charity's
initiatives and campaigns are focused on bringing about meaningful change to
raise Canadian adult literacy skills. It envisions a Canada where individuals,
regardless of their circumstances, are provided the opportunities to increase
those skills that prepare people for realizing their full potential at work,
at home and in the community.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Jim Pollock, Director of
Communications, Tel: (416) 218-0010 x 122 or cell: (416) 524-8267 or

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