Animals to Color, Navajo/English Board Book 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 numbers 1 to ten and and animal names. The animals include land, air, farm, and wild. These are foxes, goat, mice, weasels, pelicans, woodpeckers, bears, and tigers.
Inuit Tools is a bilingual board book from Inhabit Junior series featuring 20 full-colour pages of Inuit technology. This unique Inuit counting book introduces new tools such as the ulu and the stone lamp to young children. Each tool has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, as well as Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important information and counting resource for the preschool child.
We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers is the 2014 board book from Native Northwest featuring the artwork of Cree/Métis artist Julie Flett. In this basic counting book from 1 to 10, this bilingual board book introduces Plains Cree (y-dialect) and Swampy Cree (n-dialect) written in Roman orthography. Artist and author has a simple graphic style using bold and clear text to introduce counting with appropriate cultural images from contemporary Cree society. An excellent introduction to counting to ten in Cree and English using authentic Cree imagery. Highly recommended.
We All Count: Book of Ojibway Art is the 2013 board book from Native Northwest featuring the Woodland style art of Jason Adair. In this basic counting book from 1 to 10, the Ojibwe author has created an engaging board book that features the numbers in Ojibwe and English. Each colour illustration highlights a colour and a counting experience along with pronunciation guide for the Ojibwe numbers.
Discovering Numbers: English, French, Cree is a primary-level 12-page board book designed to introduce basic counting from number 1 to 10. Cree artist and educator Neepin Auger from Bigstone Cree Nation (Woodland Cree) has created an effective early childhood education resource that is culture-based. The original, brightly-coloured drawings convey these counting concepts in three languages. The numbers are accompanied by simple, colourful drawings of creatures such as fish, butterflies, owls as well as objects such as teepees, sweetgrass, feathers and arrowheads.
Powwow Counting in Cree is a 2013 publication for primary level students that introduce counting from one to ten in the Plains Cree language. Told in simple rhyming verse, this 24-page presentation features powwow imagery such as feathers, singers, dancers, the Eagle Staff, the Drum, Seven Teachings, and moccasins. Colour drawings by artist Melinda Josie reflect the cultural details of the contemporary powwow.
Counting Wild Bears of the Native Northwest Coast is the 2012 board book published by Native Northwest. This 20-page board book is made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating. Haida artist Gryn White introduces young readers to the wild bears of Haida culture. Bears are an important part of Haida traditions because the ancestors have honoured and respected bears. To acknowledge this respect the Haida feature images of bears in their regalia and art.
Counting on Snow is a captivating counting book that features the animals and birds of the Arctic. Counting down from 10 caribou crunching the artist and author brings a twist to this northern environment. The weather is clear when the reader meets the caribou. The next page shows the caribou again only in a changed configuration and then introduces the number 9 against an overcast sky. As the animals and birds are introduced the snowfall becomes more pronounced and finally one silent moose is mostly obscured by the heavy snowfall.
Learn and Play with First Nations and Native Art is an 18-page concept board book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young children an introduction to concepts such as opposites, shapes, counting, the alphabet, colours, and search and find using Northwest Coast art designs and Woodland art style. Each artist's contribution is recognized in this important title for young children. It also introduces young children to Northwest Coast art designs while explaining the importance of interdependence with the environment. Highly recommended.