Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

Category: Book
By (author): Daniel, Danielle
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Awards: 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year (2015) Commended
TD Summer Reading Club Top Recommended Reads (2016) Commended
Blue Spruce Award (2017) Short-listed
CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens (2016) Commended
New York Public Library Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing (2015) Commended
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (2016) Winner
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: July 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 8.25in x 0.25in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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.

From The Publisher*Children's love for animals and disguise come together in this award-winning introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, now available in a large format paperback.
Review Quote*This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own).
Review Quote*Reminds readers of the importance of critical self-reflection and of our connection to the animal world - two ideas worth championing at any age.
Review Quote*The stylized masks, soft colours and big eyes of the children convey a seriousness, almost an otherworldliness, to the animal/human relationship. . . . Haunting and thought-provoking.
Review Quote*The ideas inside unfurl outside the pages into readers' own imaginative worlds.
Review Quote*A stunning glimpse into the traditions of the Anishinaabe culture. . . . Highly recommended.
Biographical Note

Danielle Daniel, writer, artist and illustrator, is M├ętis. She was inspired to write Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox to encourage her young son to connect with his Aboriginal roots. It won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and has been selected as one of the New York Public Library's Best 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. A schoolteacher for many years, Danielle now paints and writes, and she is completing an MFA in creative writing through the University of British Columbia. She has published a memoir, The Dependent, and her second picture book, Once in a Blue Moon, will be published in the fall of 2017.

Danielle lives in Northern Ontario.