UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available through GoodMinds.com Amikoonse (Little Beaver) is one of a series of children's picture books by Ojibwa artist and writer Ferguson Plain. In this book, the author tells the story of Amikoonse, meaning Little Beaver, and his struggle to discover his true identity. Amikoonse lives with his friend in a house and he follows the little boy everywhere. In fact, the boy gave the beaver the name, Amikoonse. One day Amikoonse leaves the comfortable home of his friend and goes exploring in the bush.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher This colouring book was designed to accompany What Do You Have in Your Canoe? educational kit developed by the Ojibway Cree Cultural Centre. The colouring book is sold separately or as part of the educational kit. This is a resource developed to foster a positive self-image in young Native children living in northern Ontario.
I Can't Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam is a wonderful picture book for reading aloud to young children. Bernalda Wheeler creates a refreshing way to introduce young children to contemporary First Nations/Native people. Her character is a young boy who asks his mother to make some bannock. Bannock is a traditional bread made by most First Nations in northern Canada. The mother explains why she can't use her stove until the hydro line is fixed. It all comes down to the fact that a beaver has cut down a tree for his dam.
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? is a wonderful picture book well suited for reading aloud to preschool and kindergarten children. The story focuses on a young boy who brings a pair of moccasins to school for show and tell. He explains step by step how his Kookum, his grandmother, made the moccasins. The sensitive black and white pencil drawings reflect the author's and illustrator's respect for the First Nation child in a multi-cultural, urban school setting.