Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10am-4pm at Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay

J P Bailey


Author headshotJ P Bailey is a children’s author in Courtenay who writes whimsical rhyming picture books for children, ages 3 to 7 ish. J P has four titles out, two of which are illustrated by local artist David Thrasher. J P’s writing style has been compared to that of Dr. Seuss. J P is also the founder and director of the Big Island BookFest .




Patrick’s Pickles, A dill-lite-ful tale about Patrick, who has too many pickles, and his solution to the problem. There’s a Tuba in My Kitchen, a story based on true events, about a mother who finds a giant annoying tuba in her kitchen, and Baboons with Bassoons, a rhyming book about, well, …baboons with bassoons.


Janice is based in Courtenay.


Oh Fiddle Oh Faddle is a rhyming tongue-in-cheek treatise on how NOT to treat your violin. Colourful illustrations by Mexican artist Ana Sofia Chi add to the delight of this book. Each page features a (2020) endangered creature sporting a hat or some sort of headgear. The cover pays homage to J.P.’s penchant for wearing berets. An appendix in the back of book outlines the habitats and details of each animal depicted in the book.


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