Rabbit and Bear Paws Thank You Series is a unique set of 7 leveled readers written and illustrated by Ojibwe artist and author Chad Solomon. Chad has worked with educator Tanya Leary to create a set of Ojibwe focused leveled readers for Senior Kindergarten and grade one students. The Series explains how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit. Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that are sure to spark the imagination of the young readers.