New nature mystery book series adapted from CBC's Gumboot Kids TV show
The CBC children's show Scout & The Gumboot Kids is being adapted into a series of picture books for readers aged 3 to 7 years old.
Mice friends Scout and Daisy embark on a series of nature-related adventures, bringing clues back to the library for investigation.
There are four books so far:
- The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar
- The Case of the Story Rock
- The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper
- The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder
The books will be authored by show creators Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford, a husband-and-wife team from Vancouver.
"We created the Gumboot Kids with the hope that families would become inspired to go out and explore nature and to develop a lifelong love for the natural world. When we present the books to kids we can see their curiosity and imagination getting sparked — that's really rewarding," said Hogan in an email to CBC Books.
Scout & The Gumboot Kids airs in Canada, Australia, South Korea and the U.S.
Hogan and Hungerford are taking the Scout and Daisy books on a tour across Canada with singer Jessie Farrell.
See their tour dates below.
Sept. 28, 2019 — McNally Robinson Bookstore in Grant Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg
- Sept. 29, 2019 — Chapters Regina in Southland Mall, Regina
- Oct. 5, 2019 — McNally Robinson Bookstore, Saskatoon
- Oct. 12, 2019 — Indigo Books in West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
- Oct. 13, 2019 — Chapters Chinook Centre, Calgary
- Oct. 27, 2019 — venue to be determined, Victoria
- Nov. 2, 2019 — Okanagan Regional Library Kelowna Branch, Kelowna, B.C.
- Nov. 3, 2019 — Chapters Kamloops, Kamloops, B.C.
- Nov. 5, 2019 — West Point Grey United Church Sanctuary, Vancouver