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Word on the Street Video Screen for WebsiteI had the opportunity to share Hoogie in the Middle and Tweezle into Everything in the TD Children’s Literature Tent at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival on September 22, 2013. View excerpts by hitting the play button on the screen to the left and see some photos below.

Also, see below for some photos I recently came across of Hoogie and Pumpkin meeting some CanLit heros at the Toronto Word on the Street 19 years ago in 1994 …

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Revealing the Real Tweezle — at The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival (September 2013)

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With fabulous author/illustrator Ruth Ohi (we loved so many of her books to death when my kids were little) — at The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival (September 2013)

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With the inimitable Helaine Becker … love so many of her books — at The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival (September 2013)

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Revealing the Real Hoogie — at The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival (September 2013)

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With Pajama Press Editor, Gail Elizabeth Winskill, and Erin Woods (Pajama Press Publicity Diva) — at The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival (September 2013)

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TD Children’s Literature Tent at Word on the Street Toronto (September 2013)

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With the real Tweezle and Pumpkin — at The Word On The Street, Toronto’s Book and Magazine Festival (September 2013)

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Pumpkin and Hoogie haunt the same Festival 19 years ago (two years before Tweezle was born) …

Getting to meet Franklin's creator, the lovely Paulette Bourgeois — at Word on the Street toronto festival.

“Pumpkin” with Franklin’s creator, the lovely Paulette Bourgeois at Word on the Street (September 1994)

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Pumpkin and Hoogie with the beautiful Sharon Jennings. Mrs. Ming and countless other of her books were a hit in our household — at Word on the Street Toronto Festival (September 1994)

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Pumpkin and Hoogie with author Allen Morgan. Sam and the Tigers was an early favourite. — at Word on the Street Toronto Festival (September 1994)

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Pumpkin with Franklin himself — at Word on the Street (September 1994)

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Pumpkin and Hoogie with author Allen Morgan. I believe we might still have a frozen snowball in our deep freezer from 20 years ago, inspired by Sadie and the Snowman. — at Word on the Street Toronto Festival (September 1994)

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Pumpkin with Polkaroo. About 10 years earlier, when my husband was working for TVO, he wore this costume running through the city alongside Roland Michener in a Run for the ROM — at Word on the Street Toronto Festival (September 1994)

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Hoogie and Pumpkin at Toronto Word on the Street, September 1994

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Pumpkin and Hoogie with author Allen Morgan … we enjoyed all of the Midnight Matthew books — at Word on the Street Toronto Festival (September 1994)

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