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TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program 2012


I've Lost My CatSince 2000, in cooperation with ministries of education, school boards and library organizations across Canada — the CCBC has given every Grade One student a free Canadian children’s book.

The book is to be taken home by each child to keep and to read with their parents. This far-reaching annual book giveaway program, which provides over 500,000 books to Grade One children across Canada, is fully funded by TD Bank Group.

This fall, Grade One children nation-wide will take home I've Lost My Cat, written and illustrated by Philippe Béha, and published by Éditions Imagine. This title is also available in French as J'ai perdu mon chat.

In this delightful tale, a young boy loses his cat – he’s round, he’s cute, he’s yellow, black and white, and his name is Greyling. The boy’s friends all try to find Greyling and they bring the young boy all sorts of animals that somewhat match the description of his cat. They bring him a leopard, a pig and an elephant... but none of them are Greyling. Oh where has his little cat gone?

Giveaway Book Illustrations : Philippe BĂ©ha, 2D Animation : Lucion MĂ©dia

The coordination of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway Program is done by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. School boards and ministries of education in all provinces will be contacted in the fall for their Grade One enrolment numbers. If you have any questions regarding the 2012 program, please contact Jennifer Gordon at jennifer@bookcentre.ca.

Previous giveaway books:

written by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
Scholastic Canada

written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books

Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here2009
Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here
written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Too Many Books2008
Too Many Books!
written by Gilles Tibo; illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
Scholastic Canada

The Zlooksh2007
The Zlooksh
written by Dominique Demers; illustrated by Fanny
Les 400 coups

Franklin in the Dark2006
Franklin in the Dark
written by Paulette Bourgeois; illustrated by Brenda Clark
Kids Can Press

Alligator Stew2005
Alligator Stew: Favourite Poems by Dennis Lee
written by Dennis Lee; illustrated by Rogé
Key Porter Books

Omar On Ice2004
Omar On Ice
written and illustrated by Maryann Kovalski
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

The Girl Who Hated Books2003
The Girl Who Hated Books
written by Manjusha Pawagi; illustrated by Leanne Franson
Second Story Press

When Jeremiah Found Mrs. Ming2002
When Jeremiah Found Mrs. Ming
written by Sharon Jennings; illustrated by Mireille Levert
Annick Press

Young Authors' Day at Pokeweed Public School2001
Young Authors’ Day at Pokeweed Public School
written and illustrated by John Bianchi
Pokeweed Press

Nicholas at the Library2000
Nicholas at the Library
written by Hazel Hutchins; illustrated by Ruth Ohi
Annick Press