Local Author Announces New Children’s Book Series

Stay Toon’d Publishing announces the eighth work by children’s book author/illustrator Janet Tlachac-Toonen.

Firefly Cave: The Tunnel to China is the first book in a new series by Tlachac-Toonen. “I want to introduce kids to the wonders of other places around the world. Each tunnel in the bear cave will lead them to a new country to explore,” Tlachac-Toonen said.

The first story in the series gives some fun facts about the People’s Republic of China. It includes new characters like Lin the Panda and the colorful fireflies Sparks, Lumen and Surge. Sidney the bear and Simon the duck take on new roles as cave explorers in this series. The colorful pictures and story are perfect for ages 3-8.

The official launch of the book will be at the Algoma Bird City Celebration from 9 am until 2 pm on April 7 at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St. Tlachac-Toonen will also read from her book during the event. Books and prints will be available for purchase. For more information, visit


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