A Vittoria native has created an entirely new world to escape to in her debut picture book, The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests.Bailey Fort, who now lives in Toronto, returned to Norfolk County on Thursday to sign copies of the book at an event at Norfolk General Hospital.Fort, who went to Queen’s University and the George Brown College School of Design, came up with the idea for the book for a class assignment.“We didn’t have to do an entire children’s book, just some ideas for one,” Fort said about the assignment.“I just couldn’t quite leave it behind,” she said.“I decided to keep going with it.”Readers are taken “beyond the high seas, A-way to the east” to the Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests, where they are introduced to characters such as the snaggle-toofed bandersnoot, two-headed mugwump and the millipus, which has a million arms.Fort said she added to a list of possible names for the book’s characters whenever she heard interesting words.“I was trying to think of what I loved as a kid,” said Fort. “I loved wordplay and silly poems. I thought that was a really engaging way to get kids reading.”Fort wrote and illustrated the book. She then created a campaign to fund its production and started her own publishing company to self-published the work.The author said her main goal is to get children to love reading.“I wanted to do something with rich, colourful illustrations that would also be appealing to children.”She has three other books in the works, including a follow up to her first book, one about mythical beasts and one with alliteration to teach young readers the different sounds made by the same letters.Copies of The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests are available in Norfolk General’s gift firstname.lastname@example.org
by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 30, 2017 2:28 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sears Canada common shares to be delisted from Toronto Stock Exchange TORONTO – Sears Canada Inc. says it has received notice that its common shares (TSX:SCC) will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange at the close of market on July 28.The retailer, which is restructuring under court protection from creditors, says it does not intend to appeal the decision, as its shares remain suspended from trading.Sears Canada has piled up losses and seen its stock nosedive, losing more than 80 per cent of its value in the last year.The company announced last week that it will close 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs as part of its restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).