Irene June Karasick
& bill bissett
a name is a label previous next

What’s in a name? This black and white illustrated children’s book explores the meaning of names with a light-hearted approach that the whole family will find appealing. The bold line-drawings by poet/artist bill bissett and the engaging free verse story by Irene June Karasick, invite creative thinking and stimulate the imagination. Young readers (ages 3 to 7) will be encouraged to consider words and their meanings and the images they convey. The fanciful black and white illustrations by bill bissett, one of Canada’s most revered poets (who is also a visual artist) may be used as a very innovative ‘colouring book.’ What’s in a name? You might be surprised!

Irene June Karasick is a writer and great-grandmother living in Winnipeg. This is her first book.

bill bissett is a poet, performer and artist who has been called by James Reaney a “one-man civilization.” He divides his time between his studios in Vancouver and Toronto. He has maintained a childlike whimsy all his life.

ISBN 1-894800-14-1
Children’s picture book
32 Pages
8 x 8
now available