We Sang You Home

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Product Details

Price
$10.95  $10.18
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
26
Dimensions
6.8 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Board Books
EAN/UPC
9781459811782

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About the Author

Internationally renowned storyteller and award-winning author Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlı̨chǫ Dene 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 has written over twenty-six books in just about every genre, including Little You and We Sang You Home, both beautifully illustrated by Julie Flett. He lives in Edmonton.

Julie Flett is a Swampy Cree and Red River Métis artist and author. She studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. She won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness.

Reviews

"The emotions of parenthood--including feelings of love, elation, and gratitude--are certain to be conveyed to [children] by the parents who share this tale with them. A lovely picture book that will resonate with parents and show young readers the profound, positive impact they have on their parents' lives."--School Library Journal
"A great strength of this book is that it is nonspecific and inclusive enough to encompass all new babies—arriving through birth, fostering, or adoption—and it does not specify gender…The whole message is one of love, welcome, and completion now that the young one has joined the family. The eye-catching illustrations hint at a non-specific non-white race for the family (could be Asian, First Nations, Inuit, etc.), making this book inclusive and encompassing of Canada's ethnic diversity…It is a book of thankfulness and hope that would make a wonderful addition to the preschool collection in a library. Highly recommended."--Resource Links
"Both Van Camp's words and Flett's illustrations are economical, but We Sang You Home is not a quick read. Instead, each of the paired pages of text and illustration truly demands that the reader pause and reflect on the pages' contents. Highly recommended."--CM Magazine
"Babies and toddlers love to be loved, and they will also love to see themselves and their parents reflected in the beautiful pages of this book."--Canadian Children's Book News
"A sweet and loving board book...The parents' certainty that their baby is 'the best of all of us' is an affirmation every baby should hear.'--Kirkus Reviews