Canada Post is celebrating children’s literature with two specially-designed stamps featuring the famous children’s characters Stella and Sam by renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay.Stella and Sam star in many children’s books and has Stella has her own television series on Disney Junior Canada.The character often goes with her little brother Sam and pet dog Fred on imaginary adventures to the delight of young audiences across Canada.
The latest adventure in the Stella and Sam series titled Read Me a Story is set to be launched this August.
“Children’s literacy is a fundamental part of our future. The exciting adventures of a character like Stella spur the imaginations of our kids. These stamps are just one way to highlight the positive influence these great stories have on our children,” said Jim Phillips, director of Stamps Services for Canada Post.
“It’s a great honour that my art has been chosen to appear on stamps. I think it’s a sign that the art created for children’s books is recognized as an important medium that leads to visual literacy and changes one’s vision of the world,” said Gay, the creator of Stella.
The second in Canada Post’s Children’s Literature series, the new stamps feature genuine watercolour art of Stella along with her brother and pet dog as depicted in books.
Last year, the Children’s Literature series stamps were made popular by Franklin the Turtle.
This year, Canada Post will sell up to four million Stella stamps sold in 10-stamp booklets, as well as souvenir sheets and postcards of similar design.
To purchase the stamps online, visit canadapost.ca/shop.