Monique Gray Smith, author
Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Monique and her family are blessed to live on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.littledrum.com.
Julie Flett, illustrator
Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor Genera's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L'alphabet di Michif). Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.julieflett.com. Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.
- Joyful and tender, this board book celebrates the activities that bring gladness through family and cultural connections[...]. Flett’s quietly powerful gouache and digital collage illustrations emphasize the relationships between people[...]. The sweet family story has universal appeal. A first purchase for all libraries. - School Library Journal, starred review
- A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and—yes—happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures, which features a cast of First Nations children and adults [...]. Short, first-person phrases [...] revel in both solitary and familial activities [...]. Flett’s crisp-edged paintings blend universal and culturally specific experiences. - Publishers Weekly, starred review
- Winner, 2017 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
Rights Holder: Orca Book Publishers
rights available: World
age range: Baby Books
number of pages: 24
publication date: 03/01/2016
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book