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We All Play / Kimetawanaw Mina

Cree / English

Julie Flett Julie Flett



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25 May 2021
Age range 3 to 6 Animals and kids love to play!

This wonderful book celebrates diversity and the interconnectedness of nature through an Indigenous perspective, complete with a glossary of Cree words for wild animals at the back of the book, and children repeating a Cree phrase throughout the book. Readers will encounter birds who chase and chirp, bears who wiggle and wobble, whales who swim and squirt, owls who peek and peep, and a diverse group of kids who love to do the same, shouting:

We play too! / kimetawanaw mina A beautiful ode to the animals and humans we share our world with, We All Play belongs on every bookshelf.
By:   Julie Flett
Illustrated by:   Julie Flett
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9781771646079
ISBN 10:   1771646071
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   25 May 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JULIE FLETT, a Cree-Metis 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.

Reviews for We All Play / Kimetawanaw Mina (Cree / English)

Everyone loves to play! Award-winning author/illustrator Flett shares the joyful antics of young animals as they romp in much the same way as human children...This celebration of nature is sprinkled with words from the Cree language... [and] celebrate[s] our interconnection with the creatures who share our world. -Kirkus Reviews, starred review A beautifully illustrated book that introduces a series of young animals at play, then relates their activities to those of children ... affirming our oneness with nature. -Booklist The bold and simple illustrations and short but dynamic text make this a fantastic book for very young readers. -BookRiot

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