Bear’s Honey Ginger Cookies Recipe by Deborah Hodge

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some nice homemade cookies, right? And why would you want to wait for the September 1st release of Bear’s Winter Party to make a batch of Bear’s Honey Ginger Cookies? Luckily for you, we have the recipe by Deborah Hodge available a little early.

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Bear's Winter Party by Deborah HodgeAbout Bear’s Winter Party
Bear loves his forest home, but sometimes he gets lonely. It’s hard being the biggest animal around. As the days grow shorter and autumn turns to winter, Bear springs into action and comes up with a festive plan to make friends with all the other forest creatures.

Bear makes invitations for all the other forest animals, inviting them to a winter party in his den. He decorates his home and lights a roaring fire, and bakes delicious treats for the creatures he hopes will soon become his friends. But as the night grows dark, Bear worries that his forest neighbors may be too frightened to come. Just when he is about to give up hope, Bear spots Deer peeking out from behind a tree…

Written by award-winning author Deborah Hodge, Bear’s Winter Party is brought to life with exuberant illustrations by Lisa Cinar. Together they have created a story that is at once timeless, tender and true.

How to Draw a Pig Puppet by Qin Leng

Qin Leng has received a lot of praise for her beautiful illustrations since the release of Happy Birthday, Alice Babette. Today she is lending her talent to our blog to offer you a drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Pig Puppet, inspired by the puppet theater Alice visits during her walk in the park.

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Happy Birthday, Alice Babette by Monica KullingQin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. She has published numerous picture books in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, and South Korea. She has also illustrated for Save the Children and UNICEF. Her newest book is Happy Birthday, Alice Babette, written by Monica Kulling.

Draw a Cat with Qin Leng!

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9781554984930_largeQin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. She has published numerous picture books in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, and South Korea. She has also illustrated for Save the Children and UNICEF. Her newest book is Song For a Summer Night, written by Robert Heidbreder.

Make a Magical Comic with Willow Dawson

This weekend the Groundwood crew and some of our creators will be at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. TCAF is a week-long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations and much more.

In 2003, TCAF’s first year, 600 members of the public attended. Last year, just over a decade later, 22,000 people filed through the Toronto Reference Library to meet their favorite artists.

If you can’t be in Toronto this weekend, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate comics too. That’s why Willow Dawson (illustrator of Avis Dolphin) made a special printable workbook just for you! Click on the cover to download it.

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