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I Am Canada: A Celebration: A Celebration

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Cote, Genevieve
Illustrated By: Daniel, Danielle
Illustrated By: Gay, Marie-Louise
Illustrated By: Klassen, Jon
Illustrated By: Leng, Qin
Illustrated By: Ohi, Ruth
By (author): Patterson, Heather
Illustrated By: Reid, Barbara
Illustrated By: Spires, Ashley
Illustrated By: Tankard, Jeremy
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist (2017) Commended
Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre (2017) Commended
Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-flexboard
Pages: 28
Size: 6.75in
Our Price:
$ 9.99
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A board book edition of this beautiful picture book - featuring artwork by Canada's finest illustrators!

What is being a Canadian kid all about?

Simple text describes the ample space available to our children in this country, and the freedom they have to grow and dream and share. With artwork from 13 of Canada's finest illustrators, each page is a celebration and a reminder of the infinite variety of our home and native land.

Heather Patterson's free verse poem I Am Canada, originally published in 1996, speaks to a new generation in this perfect toddler gift. Bright illustrations by some of Canada's best children's book creators provide a view of different art styles, highlighting Canada's diversity in a very special way.

Review Quote*

Praise for I Am Canada:

"Each spread is unique and recognizable to fans of these artists, yet the overall presentation is surprisingly cohesive, unified by the themes of diversity, landscapes, and positivity. ... I Am Canada is a beautiful book that belongs in all Canadian collections. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This charming book is a celebration of both Canada and Canadian illustrators from across the country, with varied backgrounds, styles and perspectives... an inspired interpretation of this lovely poem, a cohesive vision of what it means to be Canadian, created by 13 remarkable illustrators. The diversity in illustration styles fittingly reflects the diversity of our home and native land - its landscapes, flora and fauna and, of course, its people. Each illustration is a joy to behold and will captivate readers young and old. The cheerful, buoyant children who dance across the pages are explorers and dreamers; they are sharing, playing, learning and contemplating. [T]his is a perfect book for our sesquicentennial, a wonderful resource kindling discussion about the deeper meanings of being Canadian." - Canadian Children's Book News, Red Leaf Literature reviews