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Surprising Facts About Reading

January 17, 2017 Robert McLeod

Surprising Facts About Reading

I came across the below image on Facebook and shared with a friend of mine who is a librarian because I wasn't sure how accurate the numbers were. She told me that she wasn't surprised and she thinks that more people are getting into podcasts and audiobooks so although they might not be reading a physical book, it doesn't mean they're not getting info. They are just choosing to consume content in a different medium. However, that doesn't change the fact that many people don't read for pleasure. I've spoken with quite a few of my university educated friends who told...


Saying Goodbye to Skunk

December 12, 2016 Robert McLeod

Saying Goodbye to Skunk

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of our own, one of Davy's pack. Skunk was abandoned 15 years ago at a grocery store parking lot and that's where he chose Lara & Brent, who were shopping for groceries. Skunk was a big boy and the caretaker of the pack. He had a loud bark and wasn't afraid to put the little guys in their place but also loved everyone and especially loved a gentle hand petting him and showing him love. RIP Skunk: Dec 12, 2001 (the day he found Lara & Brent) -...


Equal is Not Always Fair

October 14, 2016 Lais Rumel

Equal is Not Always Fair

Just as some people need to receive help in different ways, some people prefer to be treated in different ways. To be empathetic, we need to first understand others to then be able to place ourselves in their shoes. This is where the idea of The Davy Rule comes in. To "treat others in ways that are valuable to them". Or put another way "we treat our friends how they want to be treated and they treat us how we want to be treated". The Golden Rule simply doesn't work. Think of The Davy Rule the next time you want...


Read In Week 2016

October 07, 2016 Robert McLeod

Read In Week 2016

This year marks the 26th year since Read In Week was created to raise awareness for the importance of literacy. It was determined that the significance of literacy must begin with young children Kindergarten - Grade 12 and carry on to adults in the form of life-long learning. As part of Read In Week, Rob and Davy visited Neil M Ross Catholic Elementary School in St. Albert and Windsor Park School in Edmonton and read The Davy Rule to approximately 350 students from Kindergarten - Grade 6. The students had fun meeting Davy, learning about acceptance, kindness, determination and self awareness...


Our Illustrator Shannon Darch

August 31, 2016 Robert McLeod

Our Illustrator Shannon Darch

Shannon Darch​, the illustrator of The Davy Rule, talks about her process for planning, sketching and colouring the spreads in the book. She is incredibly talented and we are thrilled with how it turned out, thanks to Shannon's creative and imaginative mind!