In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book.
In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.
For students in grades K - 2.
Winner Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2016 Commended TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads, 2016 Commended CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, 2016 Commended New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, 2015 Short-listed Blue Spruce Award, 2017 Commended 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year, 2015