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Kingston WritersFest 2020 Virtual Festival: Guest Storytime – Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe
September 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
The Kingston WritersFest 2020 virtual festival takes place September 23-27, 2020, with more than 60 writers in nearly 50 events over 5 days! The festival will include the stories of women, the stories of Indigenous writers, writers of different experiences, cultural backgrounds, and orientations.
Guest Storytime – Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on September 24th, 2020
Join author and illustrator Matthew Forsythe for afternoon storytime, hosted by Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
From E.B. White Read Aloud honor artist Matthew Forsythe comes a picture book about a magical drum, an emerald forest, and the little frog who dares to make her own music. The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum. When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals —first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf—and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father’s voice when he calls her home?
Pokko and the Drum is a story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom.