in the red canoe


A magical, watery world awaits... 

In the Red Canoe follows fish and herons, turtles and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads as the child-narrator and her loving grandpa travel through nature. Baby ducklings ride their mama’s back; an osprey rises with a silver fish clutched in her talons; a loon cries in a star-flecked night. Rhythmic, rhyming quatrains carry the story forward in clean paddle strokes of evocative imagery.

Published by Orca Book Publishers, October 2016 


Illustration by Laura Bifano



Shining Willow Award | 2017 | Short-listed

CBC Best Books | 2017 | Commended


"A nice picture book with bold artwork and short verses in rhyme. Perfect for storytime. A clever way to introduce young children to animals and natural landscapes." 

Alene - December 2017


"This book is a household favourite, loved by all (adults & kids). It is ESPECIALLY loved by my (almost) 3 year old son who wants to read it every day and every night and has also been used as a "calming tactic" when he is being especially "spirited" (aka: having a tantrum)."  

Carla M. - October 2016


"A warm story of intergenerational companionship and nature's everyday delights."

Publishers Weekly August 2016