The Animals' Day
Written by Barbara W. Klunder
Publication Date May 01, 2009
Imagine that once a year all the animals living on the Toronto Island decked themselves out like people and held a party — a day for animals only. The amusing result can be seen in this charming alphabet book, where illustrations show animals up to human antics — playing instruments, cycling, boating, barbecuing, bathing and napping — on the beloved Island. The work of renowned artist Barbara W. Klunder, this book celebrates one of Canada's most cherished places.
Barbara W. Klunder
Barbara W. Klunder is an eclectic artist gifted in many genres and media, among them hand-knit sweaters (launched in New York with the help of Vogue), hand-hooked rugs, fonts, illustrated books, posters and logos for clients ranging from theaters to jazz festivals to the Rolling Stones. Her work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum and at other institutions around Canada. She is well known for her commitment to human rights and environmental causes which led her to published Other Goose: Recycled Rhymes for Our Fragile Times with Groundwood. For the past twenty years she has spent most of her time on the Toronto Island which inspired her book The Animal's Day.
"...An ecellent and fun introduction to the study of the environment." Library Media Connection
"...Klunder updates traditional rhymes with a modern, often environmentalist bent." Publishers Weekly