On a blue-green background, a dark maroon icon of a teddy bear with a bow-tie and the words, Bridges Literary Festival

Meet Frank (& Meet Mavis)

Friday’s regular storytime at the library gets a glow-up with visit from local picture book author, Mavis Lui! Mavis will read from her book, Meet Frank, answer questions, pose for selfies and sign books. Kids can also do some Frank-themed colouring sheets!

This event is for preschoolers aged 2-5 and their caregivers. Drop-in for families; *Daycare and preschool groups must pre-register by emailing youth@nwpl.ca.

About the Book

A watercolour illustration of a row of houses above the book title, Meet Frank. Under the title, a row of people of all shapes and colours and sizes and beneath them, a boxy green alien with eyes on stalks.Meet Frank. He’s green, shaped like a box, and looks just like everyone else on planet Xob.

So much sameness—but restless Frank feels sure there must be more out there. Join this curious little alien for a journey of discovery and a celebration of diversity. With the help of three little earthlings, he learns to his delight and amazement that people on Earth come in a wonderful kaleidoscope of shapes, sizes, and colors. Which one are you?

About the Author

Against a natural backdrop, a dimpled Asian woman in a light blue dress smiles at the camera.Mavis Lui grew up between the ocean and the mountains in Vancouver, Canada. Ever since she was little, she loved making things out of everything (fabric, clay, paint, beads, paper, nature, recycling, you name it!). At the age of eight, she made my first picture book out of cardboard and construction paper. At the age of eighteen, she made her prom dress out of purple tulle. She continued to make things in university where she studied English Literature and Theatre Design.

Now an elementary school teacher and mama of two young children (and two cats), she believes early education plays an important role in celebrating diversity. With this in mind, she made Meet Frank out of paper, watercolours and dreams.


May 10 2024


10:30 am - 11:30 pm


Main Branch - Auditorium
716 6th Avenue New Westminster, BC, V3M 2B3


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