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Canadian Book Reading for Children

"Mr. King's Things"

Do you like new things? – Mr. King likes new things. When his stuff gets the slightest bit old, he just tosses it into the pond. But when a pond monster frightens Mr. King, he must think of new ways to deal with old messes – with delightful results!

At the next book reading session we will read "Mr. King's Things", written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté, whose engaging and playful story shows how much fun there can be in making old things new again. The book's environmental message provides a perfect introduction to World Environment Day which will be celebrated on June 5.

Our book reading session is supported by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to encourage, promote and support the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books to young readers.

Book information:

Title: "Mr. King's Things"
Author/Illustrator: Geneviève Côté
Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2012

Date & hours: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (16:30 – 17:30)

Place: Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library (B2 level)

Age limit: 4 to 10 years

Language: English/Japanese

Capacity: 25 children, plus their parents/guardians

Participation: Free of charge

  • Individual reservations should be made by fax to 03-5412-6287 or by e-mail, indicating the names of participants and ages of children in your message.
  • Reservations will be closed when we reach maximum enrolment.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.



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