If ever you go travelling
On EveryBody Street
You'll see EveryBody's Different
Than EveryOne you meet
Sheree Fitch's playful words lead you into this beautiful children's book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Fitch displays her wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald's lively illustrations. EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street was originally produced in 2001 as a fundraiser to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees in support of the Nova Scotia Hospital and to raise awareness for mental illness and addiction.
"With a style reminiscent of Quentin Blake, FitzGerald's illustrations of people letting their freak flag fly complement Fitch's exuberant, playful, and poignant rhymes." —Quill & Quire (Toronto, ON)
"Fitch's lyrical prose is enhanced by the very beautiful illustrations of Emma FitzGerald. The illustrations are done in bold and bright colors, and are very rich in detail which provides a superb backdrop for this poem abut individual differences." —Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)
Sheree Fitch is an award-winning poet, storyteller, and educator. Her picture books, novels, and plays have delighted both children and adults since 1987. Sheree lives with her husband, Gilles, in River John, Nova Scotia, on their hobby farm, Happy Doodle Do, with a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a few other critters. They run a seasonal book store, Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery, which highlights storytelling, literacy, Atlantic Canadian books and writers. Visit her at shereefitch.com.
Emma FitzGerald was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa, to Irish parents. She grew up in Vancouver, but now calls Halifax home. She wrote and illustrated Hand Drawn Halifax and Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore, and is currently working on Hand Drawn Vancouver. She is thrilled to lend her drawing skills to EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street.