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Children's Nonfiction Birds

A Crow Called Canuck

a children's activity book

by (author) Arran Yarmie

Hancock House
Initial publish date
Dec 2018
Birds, Birds, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2018
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He's been called “Vancouver's famous crow?, “a sought-after film star?, and “East Vancouver's bad boy bird?. Canuck, the orphan crow who rose to fame is now the subject of a kids colouring and activity book. It documents Canuck's life from a fledgling chick to his adventures as an adult. With 34 story and colouring pages and 10 activity pages, A Crow Called Canuck will not only entertain, but educate children about the importance of peacefully coexisting with urban wildlife. Hancock House Publishers and the authors of this book are dedicated to this mission and partial proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Hancock Wildlife Foundation to help continue with its education and conservation programs.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Just like Canuck the Crow, Arran Yarmie and his daughter Haru are residents of East Vancouver. Arran is a High School teacher and Haru is in elementary school. After having memorable encounters with Canuck, they decided to create this book to tell kids about this remarkable crow and the importance of respecting urban wildlife.

Editorial Reviews

"What a treat to have an activity book that activates our imagination while immortalizing the unique urban legend of Canuck the Crow. Vancouver's favourite feathered ambassador comes to life through these charming drawings paired with simple text. These pictures and words, along with the activity section, help us understand the beauty and the pathos of the intersection of human and animal life. Canuck's tale of survival and adaptation is engaging and educational but more importantly, its telling includes an open invitation to young readers to actively question the human impact on wildlife in urban settings. A wee gem of a book!" -- Sand Northrup