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My Heart Fills With Happiness / Ni Sakaskineh Miyawaten Niteh Ohcih

Category: Book
Translated By: Collins, Mary Cardinal
Illustrated By: Flett, Julie
By (author): Gray Smith, Monique
Series: Orca Dual Language Books
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year (2017) Commended
Indigenous Literature Award (2018) Short-listed
Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize (2017) Winner
Global Read Aloud (2018) Commended
Girls of Summer Reading List (2017) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 24
Size: 7.00in x 7.00in x 0.25in
Our Price:
$ 6.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this paperback as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.
From The Publisher*This dual-language book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy. In English and Plains Cree.
From The Publisher*This duallanguage book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy. In English and Plains Cree.
Review Quote*"It is a fantastic toddler book that celebrates family and heritage and would be valuable in any collection, especially those of First Nations heritage."
Review Quote*"Specific visuals ground this sweet celebration of simple pleasures."
Review Quote*"An excellent board book for every baby Canadian."
Review Quote*"[A] light, warm and utterly charming book...Highly recommended for families, parents of young children to share with them and to begin conversation and sharing about emotions."
Review Quote*★ "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."
Review Quote*"A celebration of aboriginal culture...but also universal in its message: sometimes it's the simplest things that lift our spirits highest...[The book] is beautiful in both its appearance and its intention."
Review Quote*"A comforting board book offers young children the opportunity for reflection, and for affirmation, too. Moments of happiness tucked into each and every day celebrated here include time with family, self-expression, and the natural world."