Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award Nominee, APALA Honor for Bilal Cooks Daal, Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize Shortlist, featured in Netflix series ‘Bookmarks’, featured in Eric Carle museum, Otter Award nominee
Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian character designer and the illustrator of over twenty books, including I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown, APALA honor book, Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed and her author/illustrator debut, That’s Not My Name!
Book topics: Empathy, First Day of School, Self-empowerment, Food and Culture. Family, South Asian
- $350 – Two 30min sessions of storytime reading, drawing demo, and Q+A (best suited for JK-Gr 1)
- $350 – 1hr presentation session
- $550 – 2 sessions
- $800 – 3 sessions
- $1000 – Full day visit: Here, you can squeeze in AS MANY sessions as you are able to. You have me for the whole day!
+ HST fees + Travel fees of $0.50/km (From Milton) (Visits are a minimum of 1hr)
I usually work with children ages JK-Gr 5. But older kids/teens can also benefit from learning about the life of an author/illustrator, and a love for writing and drawing!
My session is a 1hr presentation and Q&A that covers my career, how I wrote and illustrated the book That’s Not My Name!, and the importance of diversity/inclusivity in books and ends with a live drawing demonstration.
I can also offer a workshop component! In this segment, we learn the importance of good character design, and we would draw ourselves as characters in my book.
I don’t have a limit on how many students can be in a presentation. However, if you are looking to add the drawing workshop, then I would ask that the audience be limited to 23 children or as many as can be comfortably seated on tables/the floor to follow along the exercise with simple drawing materials and my worksheet.
This is a guideline of what I offer, but I am happy to be flexible and work around your school needs; if you’d like me to focus on any particular topics, books or activities we can definitely discuss!
A projector is required for in-person visits, and microphone + podium for larger groups.
For drawing activities, an easel with paper as well as paper, markers, crayons for the children to draw along with.
In-person presentations for JK-2 max 30 per group, teacher/facilitator MUST be present.