Learn the names for animal groups of the West Coast—a pod of orcas; a raft of sea otters—with celebrated Indigenous artist Roy Henry Vickers.
A Pod of Orcas is a gorgeous addition to Vickers’ award-winning series, which promotes language development in babies and toddlers. With bright illustrations and graceful rhymes, these sturdy board books will entertain babies, toddlers and adults alike as they learn about the West Coast and its animals.
Roy's father was a fisherman with the blood of three northwest coast First Nations' Tsimshian, Haida and Heiltsuk flowing in his veins. Roy's mother was a schoolteacher whose parents had immigrated to Canada from England. This unusual mixed heritage has had a strong influence on Roy's art. Roy studied traditional First Nations art and design at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art in Hazelton. Robert (Lucky) Budd holds an MA in history and has digitized many high-profile oral history collections including that of the Nisga'a First Nation.