Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina: A Counting Book for Families
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About the Author
Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's BFA in Creative Writing program and the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard is the author of over twenty books in just about every genre, including Little You and Welcome Song for Baby. His novel The Lesser Blessed is now a movie with First Generation Films.
Mary Cardinal Collins is a semi-retired teacher, fluent Cree speaker and translator.
"Whether readers have brown skin or light skin, are mothers, fathers, or elders, this book is 'as welcome as the light from the sun, ' as Van Camp's text aptly puts it. A wonderful expression of love and welcome song of hope manifested in a book about counting kisses."--Kirkus Reviews
"This is one of those books you'll want to give to lots of people…Van Camp gives us so much…Highly recommended. Get a copy. You'll see. It is a delight!"--Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature