Our 12th Fundraiser

Vowel Play


Space ParotThe text of this book is divided into two sections. The first section is poems and stories using only one vowel - A E I O U. A challenge to be sure. The second section is made up of Limericks with additional sentences. All are based on a particular sound: the long E as in WE, or the Z as in Zoo. The finishing sentences are mainly meant to show different spellings of the particular sound.

The Lunar Crew: based on the sound long U as in Shoot



coptic spineThe book itself is a multi-signature hard cover with coptic stitch binding. Signatures are a small group of sheets folded in half, then put in a pile. Coptic stitching creates a pleasing braid pattern on the exposed pine. The covers were made from matt board and covered with handmade jean bookpaper. The endpapers are letter pattern designs.


The book coverletter patterned endpapers


Buc Lines is a pseudomn of a Saskatoon writer. "try writing your own poems bases on a single sound. I hope you have as much fun reading this book as I had in writing it."



Kate HodgsonKate Hodgson is a founding member of Happy Leopard Chapbooks and a prolific illustrator and book designer. Starting off with our very first book, Kate has produced the art work for Grundoon Gopher & Maple Street, Thinking Now & Remembering Then, the Edge Island books: The Pink Penguin and The Recipes from the Painted Cookie Cafe & Bistro. In 2014 Kate did large full page illustrations for Mike and Alison Flensburg's Grassland, Wind Land, Sky Land, and in 2015 designed and made the imagery for Marion Mutala's The Time for Peace is now.

For Vowel Play Kate has produced, with her customarily delightful style, playful illustrations of English vowels which engage in trapees work and have a supporting cast of birds, wolves, little old ladies, ghosts, wolves and cats.

Letter I with moon and music