Dipnetting with Dad is a 48-page picture book about a Secwepemc family teaching their young son the skill required to fish for salmon with the dipnet. This traditional method of fishing for salmon requires appropriate preparation of the dipnets before grandfather, father and eight-year-old son set out for the fast moving river set in a canyon. Grandmother, mother and older sister remain at home preparing the fire for smoking the salmon. Older sister had her first salmon fishing lesson a few years ago. Now her younger brother was being prepared by attending a sweat lodge, trained in safety equipment, and watching both his grandfather and father demonstrated the technique of dipnetting. Then it was the boy's turn. he found the fish were very heavy as he tried to use his dipnet to lift the fish out of the river. But he used all his strength and caught his quota. All were tired and hungry, after lunch they all piled into the truck and drove home. Now the cutting up of fish and smoking process began. All family members participated in the effort. Finally the salmon pieces were properly smoked and a grand feast was enjoyed by the family and their neighbours. In his first book, Williams Lake Indian Band member Willie Sellars captures family values, the importance of storytelling, community living and coming of age in one of BC’s oldest cultures. Debut artist Kevin Easthope’s contemporary and dynamic illustrations bring the characters to life as they jump off the page and pull you into their world. As a picture book, the lively illustrations work well with the text making this an important addition to Canadian children's literature about First Nations fishing traditions.