I Am Proud of Me is a 2016 board book published by Theytus Books publishing. This second board book from author Margaret Manuel is a 24-page board book that offers full-colour photographs of a young boy whose facial expressions and occasional props connect the young boy to his large extended family through comparisons. The first pages connect the boy with his grandpa and grandma through the characteristics of strength and being handsome. Putting on black Groucho Marx plastic glasses and mustache draws on his father's humour as the boy explains he is also smart just like his mother.
We Sang You Home is a charming and heart-warming board book that welcomes a new baby boy into a family. Written by renowned author and storyteller Richard Van Camp and illustrated with creative flair by Julie Flett, this board book is a welcome addition to Indigenous family print resources. Flett uses collage-like images of a couple sitting on a blanket during the night. A moon can be seen along with two white rabbits peeking at each other from across the page. The woman is playing guitar and the simple text on the opposite page proclaiming that they sang for an infant to join them.
Animal Colors board book illustrated and written by William Wildsmith presents a dual language (Navajo/English) text that use bold images of familiar and exotic animals. This simple board book teaches both colors and animal names. Colors include pink famingos, red parrot, orange butterfly, yellow chicks, green chameleon, blue parakeets, purple fish, white swans, gray elephant, brown bear, and a black seal.
Akilak's Adventure is a children's picture book set long ago when an Inuk grandmother and her granddaughter lived by themselves a day's walk from their relative's camp. Grandmother twists her ankle and is unable to walk to the neighbour's camp. So she sends her young granddaughter, Akilak, on a day's journey for some food. Akilak is uncertain about the journey but grandmother convinces the girl she is capable and the land will not run away; but will be reached eventually. Akilak's Adventure begins when Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food.
Kamik Joins the Pack continues the story of Jake and his puppy Kamik following the books Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story and Kamik's First Sled. Jake and his puppy learn from their elders everything they need to know to some day be part of a winning sled dog team. Jake can't wait for this uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming. Jake's uncle is a great musher, who has won many dog sledding races, and if Kamik is good enough, Jake hopes today might be the day the Kamik finally gets to run with a dog team.
In The Owl and the Lemming, Owl swoops down and blocks the entrance to a lemming den, he is sure that he has a tasty meal in the little animal he has cornered. But this lemming is not about to be eaten. This smart little rodent will need to appeal to the boastful owl's sense of pride to get away. In this 2016 picture book from Inuit Media, this delightful 32-page book captures the essence of this traditional story's message about not playing with your food as well as avoiding prideful boasting. Set on the Arctic tundra we meet two young inhabitants.