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 


PREVIEW

Illustration by Laura Bifano

 
 

awards

Shining Willow Award | 2017 | Short-listed

CBC Best Books | 2017 | Commended


REVIEWS

"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 - Goodreads.com December 2017

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"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. - Amazon.ca October 2016

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

Publishers Weekly August 2016

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