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Story and Art Time with Sue Macartney

January 21 @ 2:00 pm

Join us on January 21 for a book reading of Benjamin’s Blue Feet and art activity with our NatureSketch educator and children’s book illustrator, Sue Macartney.

Illustrated with Sue Macartney’s lively, light graphic art style, Benjamin’s Blue Feet is a playful children’s book about self-image and self-worth. Packed with humour and heart, it is sure to become a new storytime favourite.

Benjamin the blue-footed booby is coming of age in his flock’s world of flying, diving, swimming, and fishing. But he already has a unique gift: treasure-hunting. One day, after finding a mirror, Benjamin becomes convinced that his beak is too long, his wings are too wide, and his feet are too big and blue. He decides to use his treasures to change himself. But without his beak, wings, and feet, is he even a blue-footed booby anymore?

On January 21 at 2:00 pm, Sue will present a reading of “Benjamin’s Blue Feet.” The event will be followed by a fun and interactive art activity in The Bateman Gallery’s Lounge and Library, The Roost.

The book is available for purchase from the Bateman Gallery Shop and online.


“Sue Macartney tackles a lot of big issues in Benjamin’s Blue Feet while maintaining a sweet story about a curious bird who finds novelty in junk….  “

CanLit for Little Canadians

​“Macartney’s playful storytelling works beautifully alongside her gorgeous, whimsical illustrations to deliver a book that has a lot of fun teaching young readers about self-acceptance.”

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