by Julie Flett
A BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Horn Book, and Boston Globe
From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7.
Join celebrated artist Julie Flett on a joyful romp with animals. From chasing, chirping birds, to swimming, squirting whales, this book for young readers reminds them how animals play just like them. This picture book, with gorgeous images and sweet simple text, is a marvelous celebration of the interconnectedness of all creatures, and includes some Cree phrases.
We play too! / kimêtawânaw mîna
It is based on the Cree teaching of wahkohtowin, interconnectedness and play, and includes the English and Cree names of the animals in the book, all of whom are from 'Turtle Island' (North America).
At the end of the book, animals and children gently fall asleep after a fun day of playing outside, making this book a great bedtime story. A beautiful ode to the animals and humans we share our world with, We All Play belongs on every bookshelf.
This book also includes:
- A glossary of Cree words for wild animals in the book
- A pronunciation guide and link to audio pronunciation recordings
Target age: 0 to 7
About the Author:
Julie Flett, a Cree-Métis author, illustrator, and artist, has received numerous awards for her work, including a Governor General's Award and the American Indian Library Association Award. She is the author of many books, including Birdsong (Greystone Kids, 2019), an American Indian Youth Literature Honor Book and Boston Globe Horn Book Title.Flett lives in Vancouver, Canada.